Hi guys, new here and new to the salt water community coming from fresh water. I bought a 14g biocube, 20lbs of live sand and have about 25 lbs of live rock with just a cleaner crew.. I have a question as to what these "brown circular spike" things are? There's a small one and a medium sized one growing on my rock, they seem to get smaller in the dark and when the lights are on, their "tentacle like" spikes extend and wave in the current. Thank you, Kyle.
it looks like aiptasia anemone. they can quickly spread so you need to get rid of them fast. I personally had good experience with peppermint shrimp to remove aiptasia
Thanks for the quick replies guys helps alot!
I've had a few of these show up on some LFS frags and liquid calcium injection via syringe had good results for me and +1 on the peppermint shrimp.
Yep, that's aiptasia. I've also had success with peppermint shrimp but it's kinda hit or miss, some eat it and some don't. I bought 4 at once and one homicidal bugger offed the other 3 but I keep him around because he eats aiptasia too.
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Equipment - Reef Angel aquarium controller, Reef Octopus skimmer, Aqua UV 8W UV sterilizer, Precision Marine KR20 kalk reactor, BRS dosing pumps, 2 Vortech MP10's and Eheim 1262 return pump (900GPH). DIY LED lighting using CREE 5-watt neutral whites, 3-watt royal blue and 3-watt violet UV
Fish - Blue Assessor basslet, McCosker's flasher wrasse, Longfin fairy wrasse, mated pair Percula clowns, Tailspot blenny and Purple firefish goby
Inverts, CUC - Huge RBTA, small maxima clam, Blue tuxedo urchin, Fire shrimp, Arrow crab, Sandsifter sea star, Tonga fighting conch's, trochus, nerite and nassarius snails
Corals - SPS, LPS and some softies
Well, I bought the Aiptasia-X Solution and injected those bad boys with it. Stuff works well!
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