Anthelia Taking Over

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by BaxterS80, Jan 13, 2008.

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  1. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Ok, so, I purchased a piece of rock a few months back that had a Long Polyp Toadstool and a frag of Anthelia. The Anthelia is now growing out of control. It has grown onto a few of the adjacent rocks including one that is covered in zoa's. I want to remove the Anthelia from that rock without damaging the coral. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated....8)

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  3. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    Never had a problem with them.. I did notice one today by my montipora... Don't know how it got there....
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a wicked outbreak of that nuisance coral. Never again would I add a crappy coral like that to my tank unless it's the only coral that I want to keep. Until my tank got zapped by a loose cord in a powerhead, the only thing that killed it was smearing kalk paste on it. What I would do is snip the polyps off with a scissor (taking care to catch the polyps and get them out of the tank lest they land and start a new colony elsewhere). Then I would smear the mat of the coral with kalk paste. Take care not to get the paste on anything that you don't want to "burn" off.
     
  5. Otty

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    I have picked it off with surgical twesers before.
     
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  6. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    You can also send the whole rock to me and I'll take care of it for you.:hehe:
     
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  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: Be careful what you wish for!!!
     
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  9. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    No kidding, that stuff is worse then Xenia spreading around.
     
  10. coral reefer

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    I love the stuff! Best to keep it contained on an area that is not neighboring another coral to alleviate the chance of it moving as quickly and over crowding other neighboring corals!
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I won't put xenia in my tank either. If you want a predominantly soft coral tank, it's all well and good but if you even think about keeping SPS corals, you had better think twice about adding these kinds of invasive corals to your reef!
     
  12. Nemo 22

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    I got an idea.grab a flamethrower and stick it the tank and burn it all off!!!watch out for the fish tho.lol ;D