Pink baby anemones

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  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    Hi all, I have this little pink chap in my tank for some time now. Shortly after it was put in my tank I saw quite a few pink spots on the rock below and thought nothing special about it. After feding last week I realised it was babys im seeing! Is this something that happens often and I would apreciate if you can help with more ifo in general and also a name.
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    This is a little bit better photo.
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    That looks a lot like the small local rock anemone's we get off our coastline. Not too sure if they are good or bad.
     
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    Hi Herkie, not sure of what anemone it is sure has a nice colour though. The only thing that would worry me a bit is generelly anemone's that spread like your one is spreading into multiple babies tend to be problem anemone's.
     
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    agree with Alan.they do tend to become a nuisance,they spread like wild fire.had a few in one of my old setups which i got somewhere down the northcoast
     
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    I have noticed this with the Aptaisia in my tank - they get babies like CRAZY! Every now and again I see a tiny tiny tiny baby anemone floating around in the water-flow of my tank. I have read somewhere that IF one would not mind, then aptaisia could become quite good filters for one's tank.....
    I have so many of the buggers in my tank, that I have decided not to bother with them anymore (they did bug me at first). They do not seem to cause too much damage - and none of my fish have been stung.... And my corals don't seem to mind TOO much..... So I just leave them be.....
    Until I can get a fish that would prey on them...
    Moral of the story - Herkie, you might end up with many of these anemone's as well.... BUT, if they do not bother you, they might have a purpose in your tank. BUT, once they become a problem (i.e. stinging your fish or corals), then you would be sorry for having them in your tank in the first place.
     
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    Aptaisia are good filter feeders if you can contain them to one area, would be better if not in the display. They do tend to bother SPS and LPS corals more than the softies. A good fish for eradication is the CBB the problem here is 2 fold sometimes they dont eat aptaisia and sometimes they do. If they dont eat aptaisia they will surely starve and once the aptaisia is finished they end up starving. They do not normally take to prepaired foods. I have used CBB in the past with good success but have lost them because they didn't take to foods, very sad indeed. Peppermint shrimps also eat aptaisia just very difficult to get hold of.
     
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    The anem is our local rock anem cant think of the scientific name but they are colony anems and spread fast, they do well in colder tanks but tend to eat small fish if they can get one, also be warned they like road tripping,
     
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    Yip I had a few in my previous tank, one of them ate a butterfly.
     
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    Taanks a stack for all the advice, it seems the only sensible thing to do is temove the two rocks that have them on and hope thats the end of them. I feel a bit sad though-the bigger one has much better colour than what you see in the photos.
     
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