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skchism
02/04/2015, 08:03 PM
I have a pest in my tank. I am told it is not aiptasia or majano. I believe they are an anemone of some sort. Can someone maybe provide some insight? Thanks!

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skchism
02/05/2015, 06:11 AM
Anyone have any idea on what type of pest this is? http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/343c441f73716f99e0fe170ed8fdd554.jpgI have been told it is not aiptasia or majano.

Savant
02/05/2015, 08:09 AM
Its the elusive and impossible to eradicate IMAGINATION bug

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:28 AM
Sorry something is going on when I try to post. I have been told it is not aiptasia or majanohttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/2302c56124b9f6bb79f91b21638e70d3.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/2816b1220d1666da3ecf0c47f965f613.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/1a737daab2d58d4f89588440e109bf55.jpg

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:30 AM
Sorry for some reason having issues with posting

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:31 AM
I have been told it is not aiptasia or majano http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/c5eeaeecbce5c19d19030e211905e614.jpg

FraggledRock
02/05/2015, 09:31 AM
huh?

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:32 AM
Whenever I add a picture nothing is coming thru on the post.

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:33 AM
I have been told it is not aiptasia or majano

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:34 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/e9a4aa3c973c6e28bba63b52b61e205b.jpg

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:35 AM
Hmm guess if I don't include any text it takes it. Let post a few more pics individually

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:35 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/327d487e3e1b348b3d9bc7d45d9f32bc.jpg

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:37 AM
https://vimeo.com/118825468

skchism
02/05/2015, 09:38 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/3f5fb47034e0de580d7bbad1ae3b3760.jpg

Sugar Magnolia
02/05/2015, 09:39 AM
Psuedocorynactis, ball anemone.

skchism
02/05/2015, 10:09 AM
Good or bad. I am suspecting bad. How do I get rid of it?

Sugar Magnolia
02/05/2015, 10:32 AM
Pretty harmless. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2002/10/inverts

Whiterabbitrage
02/05/2015, 10:34 AM
Get rid of it? People pay money for those. It's going to grow into a gorgeous anenmone. Look up Ball Anenmone and check it out. Yours is prettier than the ones I've seen for sale.

skchism
02/05/2015, 11:31 AM
Seems like they can be somewhat aggressive eating inverts and fish. If that's the case seems like a species that would not be safe. I have about 25 or so (that I can see) and they are multiplying

joshky
02/05/2015, 11:36 AM
+1 on ball anemone

skchism
02/06/2015, 02:57 PM
So based upon what I have read and based upon the fact they are multiplying- I find new ones each day - I think it might be good to get ride of them or at least reduce their number. I want to thin the herd. Would a file fish work?

wrott
02/06/2015, 03:19 PM
Looks like strawberry anemone. Everyone usually sees them at some point, then they disappear. They are reef safe IME, but a filefish may not be. I wouldn't freak out, just enjoy the fun of unexpected fauna!

triksrevival
02/06/2015, 04:41 PM
Definitely a ball anemone, I have some now and in the past. Never been a pest and come out at night. They stay too small to eat any inhabitants.

skchism
02/11/2015, 07:54 AM
Ok I will let them go. Thanks for all the input