Please ID These???

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  1. Nick R

    Nick R Yellow Tang

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    Hi all I found these on my live rock - the first one only comes out when the lights are off it’s about 10mm long

    The 2nd pic- this little guy is hidden under the side of the live rock

    Are they both okay and are they dangerous?



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  3. geoffrey

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    first one looks like a turantula :whistling: , the second one is aptasia if im not mistaken... aptasia, not lethal but it becomes a pest! speads like wild fire!
     
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    First one looks more like a majano anemone and second one sort of looks like aiptasia. Both pests.
     
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    Nick R

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    Thanks i'll remember that, the top one stung me when i moved the rock!!! do i get rid of them now or wait till they try take over? and how does one get rid of them?
     
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    Use a hypodermic to inject them with either boiling R/O, lemon juice, any aptasia killer from an lfs or a thick kalk paste over them.
     
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    Thanks wee-man I kinda like them been there for now as it’s the only life in my tank besides the bumble bee snail
     
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    They are a serious pest, get rid.
     
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    Do yourself a favor and get rid of them now, while it is still easy.
     
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    okay if they really going to be that much of a problem i think i got to kill em
     
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    Nick R

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    i just did a bit of reading on aiptasia and first thing tomorrow im going to kill them! yikes they not cool
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Honest guv, would me and Thalion lie to you:)
     
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    That stuff is serious get the big guns out, they multiply even if a piece breaks of and lands somewhere, i had this needed a copperband to sort it out, they are worse than a couple of rabbits. Smoke em:sifone: You need the big guns for this.killkanga These guys arent talking nonsense.
     
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    Just a small point, buying copperbands is difficult enough, they are very delicate and rarely survive in your tank for very long, buying a particluar fish for a "job" is even worse, any fish that will survive only on aips will surely starve when they are gone.
     
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    No wee-man, i did not buy the fish. My LFS borrowed me one of his copperbands, i did not say he needed to buy one. Ive had the copperband on loan for 2 - 3 weeks now and im planning on returning him over the weekend. So please do not go and buy a copperband that is not what i meant, because ive known and suppoted them for 12 plus years and they know me, they did me a favour in this regard and the fact that they supplied the LR and installed and delivered the complete installation. Please do not rush to the LFS and buy one, i do agree it would be cruel to buy it just for this purpose. :nono: He will surely die of starvation, buddy. I merely said i had to take out the big guns and phoned mohammed the evening to set up an agreement, there must of been 400-500 in my tank and spreading. This is a serious matter, kill the first one properly, remove the rock when you do this because if a piece are broken off, it will grow and spread at an enourmous rate. If he still own this specific one i can try and arange for you as well when your tank gets to invested with this pest.

    So please i do appologize for any inconvenience here, i do not want you to buy one. Come to my house and ill gladly give you Joes Juice if you see a problem. :1:
     
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    Nick R

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    Wee-man .... I don’t believe you and Thalion would lie LOL I just like to know everything there is to know about things in my tank (Knowledge is Power)

    Don’t worry Max - I May be a Noobie but I don’t impulse buy and I always check and double check with other guys I know with reef tanks

    Thanks for all the info guys
     
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    No probs Max, thanks for clearing up the issue and confirming the dangers of buying certain fish.

    When you know everything about everything - tell me, i know nothing:lol:
     
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    you all seem to know so much LOL im still at the ( Idiots Guide to salt water ) stage

    its great been able to chat to you all
     

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