Unknown Hitchhiking "Anemone"

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  1. Nsteyn

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    Hi guys

    Need some help with the below.
    I think it is a type of Anemone, but have no idea what. It moved twice, that is how I spotted it, but seems to be satisfied where it is now ... at the top, in the flow.
    I suspect it was a hitchhiker from some corals and LR I recently got, but have no idea what it is.

    Hope someone can help

    Tnx!

    Niel[​IMG]
     
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    I can't tell much by the picture. See if you can get a picture when it opens up more.
     
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    Tnx Anemone, will try, but he is in a hole, you can currently only see what is in the pic.
    But will keep an eye out. Could it be anything else than an Anemone?

    was really not planning on getting one, my tank is only one and a half years old but its there....

    Does this happen a lot? getting an anemone as a hitchhikerR

    Tnx!

    Niel
     
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    It sure looks like an anemone. Yes, it happens a lot, but its usually aiptasia. This one is certainly different than what I'm used to seeing coming in as a hitchhiker. I'm not even sure I'll be able to give you a proper ID.
     
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    Lol yeah. Aptaisia i have a lot :) tnx anemone. Anything i should be doing specifically or just allow him to grow and feed him ocasionally?
     
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    you get some crazy crap hitch hiking...
     
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    I would leave it for now. If it starts to spread like wild fire, zap them!
     
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    LOL, yeah the aptaisia I am zapping, but currently they are winning :p

    Was actually referring to the other guy. I am sure he is not Aiptasia, so was wondering if I should be doing anything specifically to keep him healty?

    Tnx.

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    I was actually referring to the unidentified anemone when I said leave it for now. ;) I am also sure it is not aiptasia.

    Feed as you would any other anemone, small meaty foods. Keep water params in check and observe the new guy for now.
     
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    Tnx anemone. Will do. !
     
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    Ok. It is not an anemone. Itis a wirm nudi simething. [​IMG]

    Id? Advice?
     
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    WOW!!! :-O thats awesome! Hahahaha!

    Unfortunately, nudis are mostly extremely food specific. Like they only feed on one family of specific group of a rare kind of bryozoans etc etc etc ;-)

    So, in all likelyhood - he hitchiked in, won't be able to find any of his super specific food, will starve and die - and when they die they can often release some real bad nasties into the water column.

    If you want to try and find something that looks a bit like him:

    Nudibranchs

    The Sea Slug Forum - Home Page
     
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    Mmm ok seems i found it.

    Nudibranch - Phyllodesmium colemani, Predation on the organ pipe coral

    Almost sure this is it, since I got a organ pipe coral.

    Damn. What now? Kill it?
     
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    Sho! Congrats on getting the ID. If you bought a piece of organ pipe than yeah, probably dead on with the ID.

    Get it out ASAP, tweezers or whatever and then stick it in the freezer to euthanize it.
    Also, might want to dip the organ pipe in iodine, or coral RX or something. But I'm not clued up on dipping organ pipes, so maybe ask/google what the procedure is.
     
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