Wild growing aptasia like growth only green with red tips

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  1. pstroh

    pstroh Plankton

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    I have an unidentified type of hitchiker. Its similar to aptisia only it is green with red tips and grows in groups once it starts. It is growing on my LR. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I will send pics once my tank clears up, I just did a morning dose. Thanks.
     
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  3. pstroh

    pstroh Plankton

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    Here is a pic it is under the red monti. frag.

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    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    invert phil Millepora

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    Epicystis crucifer isn't a majano spp.
     
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    It does look like Anemonia manjano
     
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  9. pstroh

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    Thanks folks. I suppose that must be it. The only thing that is troubling me when I look up Epicystis crucifer or majano spp I don't see any that are all green with just red tips. I did read that there are variations so I can't conclude anything other then the Epicystis crucifer. Last question, is this a problem situation? Would anyone know if the aptasia killer would take care of this aneome as well? Thanks for all the replies.
     
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    Look up Tulip Anemones, some ppl sell them on Ebay too, so look there also. From my understanding, they sting just like Aiptasia, but some ppl keep them b/c of their colors.


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    I have given up on killing them and since I changed to a Anenome tank they all seem to get along I have manjos in three colors green,red and a brownish color. They seem to get along with anenomes.
     
  12. amcarrig

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    I don't believe that tulip anemones and a. majano are the same species but I do know that some people like tulips and have them in their tanks. They don't seem to reproduce as quickly as aiptasia and majano from what I understand. That being said, I'd nuke them. I had a huge problem with them several years ago and the only way I was able to rid myself of them was to break down the tank. They won't do much damage to soft or lps corals but they will sting the heck out of sps corals.

    PS. I'm not sure if you're aware or not but your flowerpot coral is badly bleached.