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Old 01/11/2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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ID Please - aiptasia? :-/

Looks a bit like the pics of aiptasia that I've seen, except the ones in my tank are shorter and stumpier.

Can someone confirm, or otherwise ID these guys? Fortunately, these guys are on a piece of LR right on top of my scape, so should be fairly easy to take out - assuming they aren't anywhere else!



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Old 01/11/2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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Looks like an encrusting gorgonian to me.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Yeah, aiptasia have smooth tentacles and don't have a 'mat' like that.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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First of, thank you for the quick responses! Secondly, phew! I'm so glag it's not the dreaded aiptasia. I did a quick search since "encrusting gorgonian" meant nothing to me :-), and I take it these are sea fans?

I have nothing but zoas and feather dusters in my 90 gallon, so need as much help as I can get. Anything to watch out for with these guys? Will they continue to spread? How big could they get?


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Old 01/11/2008, 11:00 PM   #5
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look like green star polyps to me wait and see if they turn green


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Old 01/11/2008, 11:05 PM   #6
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Looks like star polyps or xenia...But definitely not aiptasia.


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Old 01/12/2008, 01:28 AM   #7
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I'm betting its xenia, I've seen it grow like that before.


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Old 01/12/2008, 01:38 AM   #8
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Hello,

no Aiptasia and no Xenia.
Its a kind of Stolonifera/Clavularia

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Old 01/12/2008, 06:07 AM   #9
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its definately not aiptasia or xenia, ive seen it before i just dont know what its called


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Old 01/25/2008, 04:02 PM   #10
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Well, it's been two weeks, and here is what the "growths" look like now:



So, what does everyone think? Some kind of star polyp?


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Old 01/25/2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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I'll bet beer and pizza on Xenia!


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Old 01/25/2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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looks like pulsating xenia to me


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Old 01/25/2008, 04:45 PM   #13
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I guess Anthelia because of the encrusting base


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Old 01/25/2008, 04:55 PM   #14
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I've got this stuff....grows like a weed. can't get rid of it, I'd watch out for it


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Old 01/25/2008, 05:21 PM   #15
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If it's pulsing xenia, should the polyps be "pulsing"? They don't seem to be opening and closing like the xenias I've seen.

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Old 01/25/2008, 05:57 PM   #16
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Another sign its probably anthelia. And the stalks look too long to be star polyps at the 2 week pic.


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Old 01/25/2008, 06:42 PM   #17
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same stuff....

covered all this glass in the 5 months since I got MH's.




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