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xxmindgamesxx
11/14/2016, 07:36 AM
Hello everyone,

I recently bought a zoa frag with 6 polyps on it. I also have a tiny nushroom on that frag too. I also noticed that there is a flower look-a-like thing in that frag plug. I thought it algae or something like that but then i saw it retract and open, the first thing that came to mind is AIPTASIA. So guys help me, what should i do to get rid of it. It is EXTREMLY SMALL. Im very new to all of this. The tank is about 9 weeks old. Ill try to get a pic of it and ill post it asap..

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xxmindgamesxx
11/14/2016, 08:10 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161114/e41ccd9a79c458f5caeb840953c62f70.jpg

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xxmindgamesxx
11/14/2016, 08:12 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161114/a8628c088bf73d2f17cf2adc3271f8a5.jpg

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farfromsea
11/14/2016, 08:44 AM
Looks like a feather duster to me. Compare here http://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhikers-guide/#sessile

vhuang168
11/14/2016, 09:28 AM
+1 it's a feather duster. Aptasia are anemones.


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elmersglue111
11/14/2016, 11:26 AM
I'm jealous. I wish my aiptasia had turned out to be feather dusters. Haha


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xxmindgamesxx
11/14/2016, 12:31 PM
Wait lemme quickly google what feather dusters are 😂

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xxmindgamesxx
11/14/2016, 12:34 PM
Feather duster is a kind of coral😂. This just turned from a very disappoiting hitchhiker to a very good one..

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jayball
11/14/2016, 02:13 PM
Feather duster is a kind of coral😂. This just turned from a very disappoiting hitchhiker to a very good one..

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It is actually a worm that lives in a tube it secretes with stuff it captures from the water coulomb. Still a good thing, one more aspect of the reef tank that is awesome. All the small creatures that carve a nitch for themself in our tanks is one of my favorite parts of it.

xxmindgamesxx
11/14/2016, 07:55 PM
It is actually a worm that lives in a tube it secretes with stuff it captures from the water coulomb. Still a good thing, one more aspect of the reef tank that is awesome. All the small creatures that carve a nitch for themself in our tanks is one of my favorite parts of it.
Oh thats cool. Ty very much😊!

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xxmindgamesxx
11/17/2016, 11:23 PM
+1 it's a feather duster. Aptasia are anemones.


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Hey, is this an egg of sone sort or is it a new polyp that is growing?

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xxmindgamesxx
11/17/2016, 11:26 PM
It be bubble algae as well. Im not sure..

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farfromsea
11/17/2016, 11:44 PM
My eyes arenot good enough to tell. Can you hold the camera more flush against the glass? Sometimes that helps. On the other hand someone with better eyes can probably tell

xxmindgamesxx
11/18/2016, 12:26 AM
My eyes arenot good enough to tell. Can you hold the camera more flush against the glass? Sometimes that helps. On the other hand someone with better eyes can probably tell
I tried but its kind of in a hole in a small rock. This is the best shot that i managed to get.

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