Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by cswhitehead, 30 Apr 2011.
what is this thing should i get rid of it or is it ok?
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.
You must really hate them lol. Talk of extreme hehe. And it is aptasia get that under control as it is a serious nusence
haha thanks will read up on how to get rid of it
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.
Have a look here:
it has green flecks and they are a bit fluorescent but the rest isnt
Agree with Jaco
will see if i can get a better pic
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".
It looks like a brown paly. I have a bit of them
If in doubt - Kill It - You can do without a paly - but you dont want a long term aptasia problem -
it doesnt look like a aptasia to me either.. my money is on a zoanthid/ button polyp..
good call les
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