Thingy-majick

SaltedShrimp

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Maritime
Howdy. Been in the reef hobby for a very long time, but I have never seen this growing in any of my tanks. Any ideas? I have aiptasia and initially thought it was aiptasia that was retracted, but some cliser inspection I can now confirm it is not. This is the best picture I can post as it is a zoom and the rock ia at the back of the tank.

The tank is a 120 gallon and fairly new. It is about 6 months old.

20210616_170515.jpg
 
AS
OP
S

SaltedShrimp

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Maritime
Looks to be bubble algae. Scrape it off out of the tank and try not to let it spread. Emerald crabs eat it.
Hi Sharbait, thanks for the reply. It is not the picture is not great and light reflection makes it look like bubbles. Let me explain. It almost looks like a zoa polyp, slightly larger, it has a foot and the side bubble looking things are where the tips of a zoa would be.

I tried to get a picture from the bottom so I can show you, but not possible due to the angles.
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock
OP
S

SaltedShrimp

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Maritime
Is it like this:
1623861010098.jpeg

It certainly is very shiny and I can’t think of anything else that reflective.
Nope, not at all. It honestly looks like a single zoa polyp, but with roundish tips. It is also not green at all, it is blue :)

I have been in the hobby for many years and first time I have ever experienced this.
Never mind my last post then, retracting is a sign of a nem or coral.
Does it have long tentacles other than when closed up?
@KJ
No, it is like it is in the picture that when open, when toughed it kind of closes up in a way it just gets smaller, if that makes sense.

Will try and take pictures using just the flash with lights off.
 
OP
S

SaltedShrimp

New Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Maritime
It is really difficult to take pictures so far back. Here is a picture from a higher angle, you can see it is some typd of polyp/anemone. The pic feom the bottom does not work to show its foot.
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_20210616-184440_Gallery.jpg
    Screenshot_20210616-184440_Gallery.jpg
    87.9 KB · Views: 62
Fritz

KJ

Lone Wolf
View Badges
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
22,082
Reaction score
110,924
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Tennessee
It is really difficult to take pictures so far back. Here is a picture from a higher angle, you can see it is some typd of polyp/anemone. The pic feom the bottom does not work to show its foot.
Hard to tell from the pic.
 

ying yang

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 16, 2021
Messages
1,869
Reaction score
3,183
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Liverpool
I have no clue whatsoever but could put phone in clear zip lock bag and get closer picture.
I seen some do this on holiday in swimming pool and as im curious person i had to try it and my phone stayed bone dry.
But to add i got samsung s10 + so waterproof phone so wasnt that much risk and saltwater more corrosive but try it in tapwater first to give you more confidence if willing to try it that is.
 
Avast

PICK the Most Tested & Least Tested Parameters of your Tank (Pick 2)

  • Calcium (most)

    Votes: 48 6.0%
  • Alkalinity (most)

    Votes: 548 68.7%
  • Magnesium (most)

    Votes: 6 0.8%
  • Phosphate (most)

    Votes: 76 9.5%
  • PH (most)

    Votes: 75 9.4%
  • Nitrate (most)

    Votes: 88 11.0%
  • Nitrite (most)

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • Ammonia (most)

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • (least) Calcium

    Votes: 14 1.8%
  • (least) Alkalinity

    Votes: 4 0.5%
  • (least) Magnesium

    Votes: 78 9.8%
  • (least) Phosphate

    Votes: 16 2.0%
  • (least) PH

    Votes: 42 5.3%
  • (least) Nitrate

    Votes: 14 1.8%
  • (least) Nitrite

    Votes: 220 27.6%
  • (least) Ammonia

    Votes: 300 37.6%
MAXSPECT
Top