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pHARMLIFE
08/24/2017, 07:32 AM
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I picked up some live rock and this little guy came along I guess.

Is it good or bad? Wasn't planning on having an anemone yet[emoji23]

Thanks!
Brett


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pHARMLIFE
08/24/2017, 07:48 AM
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Cliving1
08/24/2017, 10:41 AM
Could possibly be a majano or aiptasia.

pHARMLIFE
08/24/2017, 10:43 AM
Good? Bad? Indifferent? Should I keep it or try to extract it. Fairly new to the hobby.


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cubsFAN
08/24/2017, 01:12 PM
Maybe curlicue nem.

cubsFAN
08/24/2017, 01:14 PM
If it's majano or aptasia it's bad. They multiply quickly and can sting other corals.

pHARMLIFE
08/24/2017, 01:15 PM
If it's majano or aptasia it's bad. They multiply quickly and can sting other corals.


That's what I've heard. So probably just take it out and get an anemone that I know won't harm my softies?


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humphreyhh
08/24/2017, 02:03 PM
Looks like curlique anemone to me... They are relatively safe if you want to keep them but they can be aggressive to corals and fish. Just be careful of coral placement. Also, they don't tend to move that much as other anemones.

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Cliving1
08/24/2017, 03:13 PM
Ah I suppose the tentacles look different, hard to tell from picture.

Kinetic
08/24/2017, 04:21 PM
I would usually say these hitchhikers are mojano or aiptasia, but the curly tentacles are not what you'd see normally.

You might be ok. I would try to get rid of them just in case, but that's just me.

pHARMLIFE
08/24/2017, 04:24 PM
Ok. Thanks for all the responses! I went in and talked to my LFS and they actually said it was a curly and knew exactly what tank I got it out of. So I think I'm going to let it go for awhile. If it starts to hassle my softies, it will be executed by lethal injection.


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garygb
08/24/2017, 08:35 PM
Yeah, curlique, not aiptasia, though they are closely related. Curliques get much larger than aiptasia and don't become pests.

divetoday
08/25/2017, 07:17 PM
Curlicues are great and often have commensual shrimp living with them in the wild.


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