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    Aiptasia

    I know this was asked elsewhere but the picture wasnt that clear so I'll post what I think is aiptasia. I have a small needle and will inject them with vinegar. Will that work?


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    That's what it looks like to me. I believe vinegar works well, but don't quote me

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    hey, i got one like that too. guess i should do something about it before it spreads - it's only one and never bothered anything. i figured my peppermints would get to it one day or another, but they dont seem to notice it. i guess if you want things done right, gotta do it yourself.
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    Hrmmm so if its not near corals could one leave it in the tank? I mean its kinda nice to look at, sortof...

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    dont ask me, i'm on your side of the boat here.
    anyone?
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    I had one that was a nice clear blue, and my husband said "No, don't kill it, it's pretty." By the time he finally gave in, there were 25 or so, and hidden everywhere. Every time I think I've got them all, more appear.
    Ultimately, it's up to you. Some people like them, but once they get a foot hold, they don't like to leave without a fight. A lot like bad company, I guess

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    Originally posted by sara
    Some people like them, but once they get a foot hold, they don't like to leave without a fight.
    what is the problem with them? outcrowding/stnging other corals?
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    Yep thats what Ive been told. Do they actually sting if you touch them? If and when they die should I try and remove them from the tank?

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    Both. They are anemones, so they will move about if they feel like it, and decide they like the spot where your mushrooms are or where your crosshatch sleeps. See, if I had your crosshatch, he'd be safe.

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    I'm not expert on them but yes they do sting other corals and they are hard to get rid of ... from what I've read.

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