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Pretty sure this is an aptasia.


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As you guys can see, there are some anemone looking things on my new zoa frag. I will do a freshwater dip right now. Any tips if it dosen’t work? I bought it as a frag pack, and i don’t see anything else on the other corals so far.image.thumb.jpg.9e3281f2f0e7d3a5da2031aa0eb53ecd.jpg 

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geekreef_05

Its hard to tell if thats aptasia from the picture. If it is...

 

I recommend using an exacto knife or razor to very carefully remove the two polpys, by gently scraping them off at the frag plug and gently glue them to a low flow, low light area of your reef. 

 

Then you can ditch the frag plug if its infested. No amount of diping will kill aptasia without killing the coral too. 

 

Just my two cents. Goodluck!

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Seb8316

Alright then. I’ve already checked the plug and theres one at the bottom. I’ll probably take the polyps off, like how GeekReef said.

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Seb8316

 

1 hour ago, anizato said:

honestly i wouldn't bother trying to save it. 

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Too late. Did I at least do a good job of gluing him?

(ignore the hermit crab)

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geekreef_05

Nice work! It might take them a couple weeks for them to open up and feel ok again. 

But you probably saved those polyps! woot! 

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