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k9crawford

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Apr 13, 2004
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orofino, Idaho
hello folks- I picked up a bag of grape caulerpa yesterday. When I was aclimating the bag I found this little guy attached to one on the stems. I don't know what he is. could any of you identifiy him and give me some ideas about trying to keep him alive. Once I had him in the lights he did open up and I was able to get him to take a sliver of shrimp. Thanks for any help you may be able to send my way.
 
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MzWeazelle

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Jan 11, 2004
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WA State
I do believe that's an aptasia!

Most people are trying to exterminate the little buggers. If you really want to keep it just let it be. You'll have plenty of them before you know it.

MzWeazelle
 

k9crawford

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Apr 13, 2004
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orofino, Idaho
I don't think its an apitasia I have a few on my live rock( joes juice on order) and it's not the same at all. much shorter at the foot. wider at the disk. not as transparent. this picture may be better.
 

Doug1

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Aug 1, 2003
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Southern Oregon
do your best to get rid of it, if it stays and thrives it's BAD. Seriously it looks like one of the aptasia species or something as nasty
 

mattseattle

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Seattle, WA
yeah, get rid of it. i had a few of those on my live rock and i thought they were 'cute' and regular anemones. they started spreading quickly. i had to use liquid kalk to kill them.
 

iamjosh

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Feb 22, 2004
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Spokane, WA
I'm with you on that lizardarm, I have two they've grown a small bit but i haven't seen it multiply *yet*

k9 - You can always put it and and see what it does..
 

Witfull

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Jan 27, 2004
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New Jersey
i would have to agree with Curt no matter how much it pains me,,lol... not as prolific as aptasia or mananjo's but they have a powerful sting for a lil guy.
 
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