Yellow Aiptasia???

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  1. Alfie

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    Please tell me if anyone has seen this before.

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    Interesting...

    That rock looks pretty good minus the aptasia, what kind of rock is it?
     
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    Nuke it! ;) Hmm.. Nice rock!
     
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    Personally, would be more worried about the bubble algae on the rock...

    Hennie
     
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    Hennie, where do you see bubble algae?
     
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    Fiji rock
     
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    I was wondering where this Aiptasia could come from. This is the fisrt one I have seen in a year in this tank and the colour is what is pusling me. It is bright yellow like the sun coral.
     
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    According to the books i have read, aips are supposed to conme in many colours, never seen a yeller'un before though:)
     
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    jewel anemone perhaps?

    I don't see any bubble algae either?
     
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    I could be wrong, but it sure looks like bubble algae to me...

    Hennie
     
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    Alfie, coincidentally I zapped on with a kalk/RO mix this morning. Also yellow but not as bright as this one. It dissappeared completely.

    I'd say get rid of it now.
     
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    Hennie you remind me of Bravestar. "Eyes of the Hawk!!"
     
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    you have good eyes i still cant see it
     
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    Or really BAD eyes, seeing things which aren't there :whistling:
     
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    Maybe the photo is decieving Hennie, definately not bubble algae.
     
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    Hope you see this in time........
    Guys, please don't condemn something until it is positively identified as a unwanted species. (But then again all the jails are full of innocent people......)

    Before you nuke it, bring it to me please. I will grow it into something we can identify. If it is aiptasia, I will feed it to my ever begging copperband and you get the rock back. If not an aiptasia, you can have it back.
     
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    Ivan, I have been in no hurry to kill it. Good idea, lets see what happens. Will arrange sometime this week
     
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    Good thinking Ivan, some nice perspective there:thumbup:
     
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    Update? was it an aiptasia?
     
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