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Old 01/24/2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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ID that pest anemone plz.

OK, these are not aiptasia or anemonia , they spread rapidly, are very aggressive, and definitely pest.. What the heck are these things? Hybrids or just pest sp. I didn't know of..?






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Old 01/24/2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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At first glance I want to say majano anemones, but not 100% sure. Seeing that you are in croatia, there's a possibility that you've got a pest we don't see much, if at all, here in the u.s.

They seem to have a fairly large oral disc, which would make them easy to do away with via injection. A hypodermic with turbo calcium, or vinegar should be worth a try.


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Old 01/24/2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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Those are a type of zoanthid. I have some caribbean variety in my tank. I put them there on purpose. They do spread rapidly but I have them on a rock that they can completely take over if they way.


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Old 01/24/2006, 07:14 AM   #4
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I was also thinking majano, but never saw them with green oral disk, hmm.. Yes I'm buzzy with kalkwasser, JJ, lemon etc...thing is you can not reach everywhere with hand so these guys just keep on poping up here and there.. frustrating. I was also thinking of some sort of natural predation, but I'm uncomfortable with idea of putting some border line "reef safe" creature inside,

I'm almost certain these guys are tropical (do not have Adriatic LR or inverts inside, what could cause Mediterranean pest outbreak ).. all organisms are from Indo-pacific. (expect argi and pep. shrimps..)


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Old 01/24/2006, 07:18 AM   #5
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lossman if it's same sp with time they'll take over! I see them , from time to time swimming in water and eventually ending up on the other part of the tank.. nasty bastards.. and by the look of that mushroom you can notice how aggressive they are... You don't wanna have any of those between nice buttons


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Old 01/24/2006, 07:21 AM   #6
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I've had mine in the tank for several months now. The only thing they have done is spread slowly across the rock. I've never seen them swimming nor have I seen any pop up any place else....... so far.


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Old 01/24/2006, 07:20 PM   #7
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i was going to say that they look like zoas to me, too.


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Old 01/25/2006, 10:42 AM   #8
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they look like a flower anemone to me. fast growers, some consider them a pest, like aptasia. others enjoy their colors. they come in lots of colors.


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Old 01/25/2006, 10:49 AM   #9
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Agreed, they look like flower anenome to me. I have a rather large single one so Im not sure I can speak for the smaller version yet. Looks identical .Do they feed , mine eats brine and mysis. ?


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Old 01/25/2006, 11:09 AM   #10
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Here is a picture of my brown Caribbean zoanthids.




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Old 01/25/2006, 02:53 PM   #11
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Thx for info about that "flower anemone" server is to buzzy now, I'll try to look it up later and hopefully compare some shots.

lossman your pic is to blurry to compare them with certainty, they might be some "good" buttons that look similar to my colonial anemones.. dunno.. but mine are definitely to aggressive for mixed reef.


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Old 01/25/2006, 02:59 PM   #12
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do a google search on flower anemone, it works 24/7.


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Old 03/27/2015, 06:47 PM   #13
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I have a similar invasive anemone - what is it?

These are multiplying all over my tank and several people have told me they are Navajo anemones. One gentleman who services tanks all day, told me he is seeing them all over around here but doesn't know what eats them yet. (Chicago) Mine do not look exactly like any others on this post.


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Old 03/27/2015, 10:12 PM   #14
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i think they're some kind of anemones. i don't think zoanthids have tentacles in the middle. these ones have tentacles all over the place.


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