Once again another id requested in the same day. With not so great video.

thatone08

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2021
Messages
757
Reaction score
4,653
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
plainfield
I think it’s time I get a new phone. This camera isnt the greatest, and I can’t watch other videos on this site. But I digress.
Tentacles! Maybe? When I noticed they appeared to be moving on their own. And I so happened to also find a small aiptasia... great. Let me know what you guys think if you can make out this iPhone video.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_2154.MOV
    57.6 MB · Views: 0
Reef Chasers Aquaculture

admiralmcstabby

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 22, 2021
Messages
33
Reaction score
26
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
New Stanton
Referring to the brown/slimy looking stuff? Looks like diatom algae, tends to be caused by silicates in the water. Is this a new tank setup or are you using tap water to top off the tank/water changes?

The upload actually was surprisingly decent and if you're using a browser on your phone to read this site try simply using a different browser. Whenever I've had an iPhone I never used Safari...trash to me. Try Chrome or even Firefox.
 

Mibu

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 17, 2020
Messages
4,487
Reaction score
7,659
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Illinios
Do you need id on the ball anemone or the stuff surrounding it?
Because it is probably this
Referring to the brown/slimy looking stuff? Looks like diatom algae, tends to be caused by silicates in the water. Is this a new tank setup or are you using tap water to top off the tank/water changes?
 

Attachments

  • ball anemone.jpg
    ball anemone.jpg
    84.1 KB · Views: 11

Mibu

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 17, 2020
Messages
4,487
Reaction score
7,659
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Illinios
Ball anemone. Is what I was looking.

thank you!
Would this be considered a pest? Or is it ok to leave it?
It's so situational. They don't split like majano, or reproduce as quick as aiptasia. If you have smaller fish it could eat them when it gets bigger. But that's all I believe the risk is, in keeping them.

You can monitor the growth and if it starts to get as big as your smallest fish, maybe place it in the sump or discard it. Or, hope your fish never swims near it.

Edit, usually pretty safe to keep.
 
Corals.com
OP
thatone08

thatone08

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2021
Messages
757
Reaction score
4,653
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
plainfield
It's so situational. They don't split like majano, or reproduce as quick as aiptasia. If you have smaller fish it could eat them when it gets bigger. But that's all I believe the risk is, in keeping them.

You can monitor the growth and if it starts to get as big as your smallest fish, maybe place it in the sump or discard it. Or, hope your fish never swims near it.

Edit, usually pretty safe to keep.
Thank you. I will keep it fo now and monitor it. More concerned about the aiptasia I found right now. Hopefully some peppermint shrimp will help.
 

Mibu

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 17, 2020
Messages
4,487
Reaction score
7,659
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Illinios
Thank you. I will keep it fo now and monitor it. More concerned about the aiptasia I found right now. Hopefully some peppermint shrimp will help.
Keep an eye on those shrimp, once they are done with the aiptasia they will find a new food source. Sometimes a nice healthy coral.
 

Do you house a "Reef Safe" Angelfish in your reef tank?

  • YES and it's going good

    Votes: 179 42.1%
  • YES but it's not working out

    Votes: 12 2.8%
  • NO I have tried it in the past and it didn't work out

    Votes: 35 8.2%
  • NO I haven't tried yet

    Votes: 185 43.5%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 14 3.3%
RC
Top