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So I have a couple things going on. First, I'm thinking aptasia? Seen one last night, tried to suck it out.. thought I got it, but now there's this guy? And i can't tell if those little "spikes" up top lead to an animal or not. 20220620_193857.jpg
Next, same plug, looking for the lingering aptasia or babies I see these/this clear.. sponges? Not sure, but they're almost as big as these little polyps! 20220620_193603.jpg
 
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Second pic is sponges. First pic, not sure, but you aren't going to be able to suck/siphon aiptasia off a rock or frag plug.

You can try a hydrogen peroxide dip to get rid of algae (will probably kill the sponges too); likely won't kill aiptasia, but I'm not sure you have that...
 
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So I have a couple things going on. First, I'm thinking aptasia? Seen one last night, tried to suck it out.. thought I got it, but now there's this guy? And i can't tell if those little "spikes" up top lead to an animal or not. 20220620_193857.jpg
Next, same plug, looking for the lingering aptasia or babies I see these/this clear.. sponges? Not sure, but they're almost as big as these little polyps! 20220620_193603.jpg
Another pic 20220620_203117.jpg
And the aptasia had a brian shrimp last night, so I cleaned out the feeding tube, attached it to another syringe and just stuck it in there and pulled hard lol, I did get the brine shrimp.. and maybe some of its tentacles? It was definitely aptasia last night, here's a fuzzy pic 20220619_145311.jpg
 

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Another pic 20220620_203117.jpg
And the aptasia had a brian shrimp last night, so I cleaned out the feeding tube, attached it to another syringe and just stuck it in there and pulled hard lol, I did get the brine shrimp.. and maybe some of its tentacles? It was definitely aptasia last night, here's a fuzzy pic 20220619_145311.jpg
Aptasia anemone. Ridding of it is simple:
Using syringe, inject either lemon juice or better yet. . kalkwasser powder mixed with tank water into a paste the consistency of toothpaste and inject into the very center core and it will melt away
 
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Aptasia anemone. Ridding of it is simple:
Using syringe, inject either lemon juice or better yet. . kalkwasser powder mixed with tank water into a paste the consistency of toothpaste and inject into the very center core and it will melt away
Thank you! Injected lemon juice and super glued the hole. Haven't seen any sign of a return, and the frag is opened up and happy, will be starting my qt asap.. if I don't end up with an aptasia outbreak I'll feel lucky. I come from freshwater, I know better *sigh. Thank you again for you help and confirmation!
 

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