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Old 10/09/2017, 01:49 AM   #1
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Different kind of Aiptasia

Hello all,

I have a big aiptasia problem, but apart from the 'normal' ones I also have another species, their size is similar to zoanthids, they have a very short base and short tentacles as well. Color wise they are the same as aiptasia. The tentacles are pointed unlike Majano.

Does anyone know what these could be? I might be able to take a picture later on.


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Old 10/09/2017, 05:28 AM   #2
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waiting for picture...


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Old 10/09/2017, 07:29 AM   #3
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A picture would be helpful yes, but also realize there are many types of aiptasia. They all look mostly similar


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Old 10/09/2017, 12:18 PM   #4
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Just like aiptasia they are invasive and stinging corals.

Normal aiptasia



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Old 10/09/2017, 02:26 PM   #5
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Might be majano


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Old 10/09/2017, 02:31 PM   #6
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Yep looks like majano anemone to me.


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Old 10/09/2017, 04:30 PM   #7
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Those aren't majanos..

Those are palythoa corals afaik.


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Old 10/09/2017, 04:49 PM   #8
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Those aren't majanos..

Those are palythoa corals afaik.
I may have to agree on that one.


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Old 10/09/2017, 04:52 PM   #9
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Those aren't majanos..

Those are palythoa corals afaik.
I thought so too, but looking at the "skirt" of the 2nd pic in the background, I think majano. They can be difficult to tell apart sometimes IMO.

Can you take a nice pic of it closed up? You can try agitating it by poking it a bit with something.


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Old 10/10/2017, 04:43 AM   #10
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I thought palys when I saw them. All the majanos I've had were smaller polyps than a paly.


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Old 10/10/2017, 05:56 AM   #11
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I thought palys when I saw them. All the majanos I've had were smaller polyps than a paly.
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and from my experience they (majanos) all had rounder more bulbous tips not points..
But I've only had 1 in my whole reefing career so I'm not the best. seen plenty of pictures though..


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and from my experience they (majanos) all had rounder more bulbous tips not points..
But I've only had 1 in my whole reefing career so I'm not the best. seen plenty of pictures though..
Yea I could be wrong, the points do look more like palys


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put a cheap zoas frag next to them to find out


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Old 10/10/2017, 03:11 PM   #15
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The only Majano I had looked just like the pictures -- kind of like a tiny RBTA with chubby green tentacles.

That looks like a paly/zoa (I couldn't begin to try to pretend to tell you the dif between a paly and a zoa =P )


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It's a palyjano! Quick, call a science person!


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Old 10/16/2017, 08:28 AM   #17
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I don't think they are either Majano or Palythoa, they both look quite different...
They kinda look like the ones in this thread, except for the color, mine are quite dull.
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=758959 .

Anyway, I put some aiptasia X on them and they appear similar to zoanthids when closed. Unfortunately didn't have time to take pictures, but it looks like they took a pretty big hit.


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Old 12/07/2017, 01:37 AM   #18
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Hi guys!!

I also have been seeing some organism in my refugium. It i s pretty small though but i am afraid if it aiptasia.


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Old 12/07/2017, 01:50 AM   #19
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Is this harmful ??

Check these images and let me know if this will harm my tank please..

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