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Couple IDs...

Discussion in 'Pests and Possible Troublesome Inverts' started by andre, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    First, thank you to everyone on these forums. This is a great, helpful community.

    First pic is a...well that's the question. I thought these were zoa's, but I'm pretty sure this one moved, a long way, so I'm wondering if these are rock anemones:
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    Second pic is some...thing that is growing near my zoas and seems to be irritating them (in the red box). Picture is not great, but looks like fuzz or something. Second (implied) part of this question is how do I get rid of it? Scrape it off? Thanks!
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  2. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hard to tell from both. The first pic looks more like a majano than a rock nem, which if it is should be killed before it has a chance to spread.

    The second pic I cant see well enough to know what it is.

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  3. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Ya first pic looks like a majano, but not totally sure with that pic. If it is, Kill it with fire, and look for more of them.
    Second is hard to tell but looks like a sponge

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  4. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    OK, thanks for the heads up. In googling, it appears that majano nems are similar to elegant nems. This was from Chris's 500 gallon tank he just tore down, and while I didn't see it before, apparently it wasn't overrun with these things. Better picture below, and below that better pic of the other stuff.
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  5. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Better pic in my post above - any thoughts?
     
  6. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    The better pics definitely look like a majano and sponges. I would use kalk paste or aptasia X to kill the majano before it has a chance to spread. They spread almost as fast as aptasia with a potent sting. The sponges are harmless and will eventually be overgrown by the zoas.

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  7. andre

    andre Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well crap on a stick. I pulled all of them out of the tank. I stuck them in my QT for now since they're so pretty I couldn't bear to throw them away. Is there any safe place or use for them? No chance its some other nem?
     
  8. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Ya, majanos are very pretty, and you got a an extra pretty one there. But the reason we kill them with fire, is because they spread like wildfire. In a very short amount of time they can completely overrun everything in the tank. Sting and kill all the coral and fish in the tank. Nothing will host them either, as they will eat any fish they can get a hold of. Have seen people keep them in a 'pest' tank by themselves, but almost nothing can live with them.
     

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