Growth on zoanthid

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Evening,
Very new to reefs, bought a couple corals for a newish tank. Trying to figure out what this is growing on my zoanthid..also trying to figure out how to detach some of these and actually glue them somewhere, every site has a different opinion.

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Could you post more pictures from different angles? The lighter looking things could be zoa eating spiders, albeit, they look too big and look softer like an anemone. Do they seem to move? The other long strandy thing, I have no idea, looks like GHA(Green hair algae) mixed with something else, more pictures would help a lot thanks.

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Angry spiders sounds terrible, should I yank it and call it a loss?
 

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if aptasia Take it out & see if you can get them with a pair of tweezers. Not sure what the waving thing is. you could also try superglue but you might not have enough room between the polyps to make that work.
 
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Angry spiders sounds terrible, should I yank it and call it a loss?
Pick up the frag, hold it close to the glass and re take the picture. Its not close enough for anyone to tell you what that is. My guess if they are stationary then you are not dealing with spiders.
After you take the picture, prepare a dip and dip the coral... coral RX or something similar. Follow the directions.
 

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Don't chuck them, just get some bone cutters or similar and cut them off the plug and separate the polyps from whatever we are looking at.
 
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Just glue the healthy polyps straight to the rock? I haven’t fragged before, and reading about zoanthid fragging is slightly intimidating
 

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Just glue the healthy polyps straight to the rock? I haven’t fragged before, and reading about zoanthid fragging is slightly intimidating
Or to a smaller piece of rubble rock, or frag plug. Use a clean razor blade through the mat (between the polyps) and use the bone cutters or similar to crack it. Easy peasy… may as well try if your intention is to just trash the frag.

Just wear some gloves and eye protection. Those zoas won't hurt you.
 
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Or to a smaller piece of rubble rock, or frag plug. Use a clean razor blade through the mat (between the polyps) and use the bone cutters or similar to crack it. Easy peasy… may as well try if your intention is to just trash the frag.

Just wear some gloves and eye protection. Those zoas won't hurt you.
It’s a beautiful color, I’d love to save it, obviously not at risk to the rest of the tank. I have yet to invest in a frag kit, there’s a decent one on amazon but it’s take a few days, safe to assume I shouldn’t leave that in there for now? I do have coralRX on hand.
 

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So it does look to be aiptasia a type of pest anemone. They spread like the devil and kill other coral by growing over them. You can get tweezers and try manual removal. No dip really kills them. Lemon juice also works, but just pulling them off works best before you get to infestation level imo.
The strandy stuff looks like GHA like I mentioned in my other reply, a quick hydrogen peroxide dip will kill it pretty much instantly.
I wouldnt frag yet, let it get used to the tank and stress of killing the aiptasia first, since you will bug them a little by killing the aiptasia around them.
 

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It’s a beautiful color, I’d love to save it, obviously not at risk to the rest of the tank. I have yet to invest in a frag kit, there’s a decent one on amazon but it’s take a few days, safe to assume I shouldn’t leave that in there for now? I do have coralRX on hand.
Take a closer pic so we can ID. It doesn't look like aiptasia to me but I could be wrong. But nothing that's going to infest your tank in the two or three days it will take to order a frag kit.
 

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Theyre a type of clove polyps just as invasive.
And the green algae looks like bryopsis...
 
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The day of posting this I did a 2 minute peroxide dip, and used tweezers to remove anything that didn’t get, any idea how long it’s going to be ****** off for?

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