Aiptasia?

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  1. ddrueckh

    ddrueckh Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Most Aiptasia I have seen has strait tentacles. The tentacles on this are sort of corkscrew. What is it? Thanks.

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    Yes, it is an type of Aiptasia of the genus Bartholomea annulata, common in the Caribbean.

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    It looks like they don’t spread/reproduce in a tank. I will leave it for now. Thanks.
     
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    Yes, it does not reproduce quickly like common Aiptasia and tends not to become invasive but is very aggressive to fish and shrimp and is not a good neighbor to corals that are nearby. It is also called Curlique anemone.

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    Maybe it will eat my mantis shrimp LOL
     
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