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birddog486
01/03/2017, 05:42 PM
Not sure what to do about these but there starting to take over. I'm thinking its time to introduce a fish to combat these.

Patrick.S
01/03/2017, 07:44 PM
I'm no expert, but those look like pest anemones to me...

sde1500
01/04/2017, 07:30 AM
Yep, not a paly, def pest anemone.

rickzter
01/04/2017, 07:37 PM
Take that rock out if you care for the future of ur reef.

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BeachBumm
01/05/2017, 07:04 PM
Kinda look like duncans but hard to say .

CrayolaViolence
01/06/2017, 10:35 AM
They look like some form of super aptasia.

JohnnyHildo
01/06/2017, 11:45 AM
if it were me i'd separate that rock and any other the coral is growing on from the others and begin curing/cycling a new piece of rock in a pail with a heater, pump and weekly doses of lanthanum chloride.
in about 6 weeks you should be able to move the new "pestless" rock into your system and remove the infested one.

birddog486
01/06/2017, 05:35 PM
Pulling the rock isn't going to take care of the issue, I've let it continue for to long to have that as an option. I'm thinking maybe introducing a filefish or some type of butterfly would be a good option.

I have several pep shrimp in the tank but I've never seen them near these. I looked into nudi's but I think my wrasse would demolish them.

organism
01/11/2017, 07:36 PM
They look like majanos, which I'm not sure if peppermints eat. I don't know much about the fish options but they're worth looking into. Seems like manual removal might take forever...

CoralOfDuty
01/14/2017, 05:07 PM
get a filefish quick. just watch he dont eat the rest of your softies.