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  1. gaboon

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    Hi Gaboon - if I am not mistaken, that looks like an aptaisia..... Hope not. BUT, if it is - you better try to kill it (try injecting it with some strong kalkwasser solution), alternatively, with something called "Joe's Juice" - or vinegar/pure lemon-juice may also work.... BUT no guarantees.....

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    Yep, a little aip, boiling R/O in a syringe also works, as do true peppermint shrimps.
     
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    The oral disk relative to the polyps look wrong for aiptasia. Looks more like a button polyp to me.
     
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    Isn't the tentacles a bit too long for a button polyp? I struggled between these two as well in the beginning, but then decided that the tentacles are far too long (I have button polyps and the tentacles are FAR shorter than what I see on the pic above) - also, the coloring is not really that of a button polyp??
     
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    I have those in my predator tank. Definitely not aiptasia (mine, that is). At night their tentacles extend quite far as they are mostly predatory.
     
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    for what it's woth my vote is for aptaisia, and I have a few to compare to unforunately
     
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    OK thanks for the input likesfish/jaydun. Perhaps gaboon can try and take some more pictures and zoom in a bit more?
     
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    Don't peppermints eat coral ?
     
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    True peps' will eat aptasia, they may take other small star polyps but generally do more good than harm.
     
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    No peppermint shrimps do not eat coral usually..... unless there's one individual that has developed a "taste" for coral polyps...
     
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    Very soon after adding my first pep' i did notice a sudden decline in the yellow star polyp population:)
    Aips were perfectly unharmed though:whistling:
     
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    I can show you mine.... Pardon the pathetic image quality but my glass panes have not yet been cleaned this week.

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    No problems, likesfish. Thanks for posting a pic that gaboon can have something to compare to. Perhaps we should post a picture of aptaisia as well?
    Someone have a close-up of aptiasia to post perhaps?
     
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    I'll see if I can get a better pic.
     
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    No real need, it's an aip
     
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    Here's sample pictures of aptaisia for comparison:
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    I guess only a better picture will solve this dilemma:

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