ID Please! Can anyone tell me what this is?

Austinchap

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Thanks again for any info!
kid at my LFS said a sponge but was not certain.
 

dzhuo

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It's just a typical Syconoid sponge; fairly common. It's not bad nor useful. Lots of tanks have them and not much you can or can't do.
 

Austinchap

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Another ID

Another ID

Thanks for the infor on the sponge.
Now whats this one? i thought it was some sort of zoa at first now that it has doubled in size it looks like a aiptasia but im new to this hobby.

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Sugar Magnolia

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Aiptasia. Inject it with some kalk paste or lemon juice or you can buy a product made specifically for killing them.
 

Austinchap

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i read that berghia will only due it?
so a pepperment shrimp will due the trick?
im guessing it wont mix well with a cleaner shrimp?
 

dzhuo

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Berghia is a general hobbyist term which refer to a group of nudibranchs which feeds primary on various types of anemones (and anemones only). If you can obtain one (either locally or from an online vendor), it will eliminate your pest anemones. When all the Aiptasia are gone, the Berghia will starve so you will have to remove it or it will die.

Peppermint shrimps are known to control and prey on Aiptasia as well but they are not a guaranteed. Lots of people have success so it's worth a shot. The peppermint shrimp should have no problem mixing with a cleaner shrimp.

If you can remove the rock, I would take it out and use a screwdriver to clip out the hole (among with a little bit of LR) where the Aiptasia is hiding. Or use super glue gel to cover the entire anemone (and the rock), let it cure and put it back in. This will guaranteed 100% removal (unlike certain type of chemical).
 
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