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Aiptasia on my emerald crab?

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So I got home yesterday and noticed a little something extra growing on my emerald crab.

Is it aiptasia?

Is this normal?

Have yall seen this?

What should I do?
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Yes it is. Use Aptasia x on it or take the crab out and do systematic scrub downs. You have to do it a bunch of times without reintroducing the small microscopic spores of the aptasia back into your tank. Make sure you do it right or it will come back with a vengeance. You can always put the crab into the sump.
 
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Yes it is. Use Aptasia x on it or take the crab out and do systematic scrub downs. You have to do it a bunch of times without reintroducing the small microscopic spores of the aptasia back into your tank. Make sure you do it right or it will come back with a vengeance. You can always put the crab into the sump.
So if I simply get rid of him this wont be enough?
 

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So if I simply get rid of him this wont be enough?
You can put the crab into the sump but more than likely if you have it inside your tank already, the chances are it’s already spread. They are tiny so you won’t really be able to notice them until they get bigger and the tentacles are easier to spot
 
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looks more like majano to me. And if you get rid of the crab NOW. It shouldn't be a problem.
I'm not even sure how to go about getting rid of him, hes been being a jerk in the tank anyways.
Whats the protocol?
 

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