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  1. cswhitehead

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    what is this thing should i get rid of it or is it ok?
     
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    Looks like aptasia. Get rid of it asap! if the rock is easily removable and this is the first sign of it I would literally take a blowtorch to it.
     
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    You must really hate them lol. Talk of extreme hehe. And it is aptasia get that under control as it is a serious nusence ;)
     
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    haha thanks will read up on how to get rid of it
     
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    WAIT!!!! That really does not look like aiptasia to me. The tentacles are too short and the disc is too large, and I also do not know of any green aiptasia. When you put only an actinic light on it, is it fluorescent? If so, definetely not aiptasia. I recon it is palythoa.

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    it has green flecks and they are a bit fluorescent but the rest isnt
     
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    Agree with Jaco
     
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    will see if i can get a better pic
     
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    I have plenty larger aptasia which has little flecks of colour the oral disk. I also thought it might be palythoa for a sec. CS - is it slightly translucent? A pic with a flash or more light in the area will help.

    Hop on google image search and check "palythoa" and then "aptasia".
     
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    It looks like a brown paly. I have a bit of them
     
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    If in doubt - Kill It - You can do without a paly - but you dont want a long term aptasia problem -
     
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    it doesnt look like a aptasia to me either.. my money is on a zoanthid/ button polyp..
     
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    good call les
     
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