Any one can help identify what these are?

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    These are in my parents tank have no idea what they are. Looking to find out what they are and if they are a threat. The long tube one looks like a little feather duster but IDK for sure thank yal.
     

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    first is feather duster, pretty sure
    second and third look like an aipstasia
     
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    is aipstasia bad ?
     
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    Yup. Get some Aiptasia X and get rid of them
     
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    just curious why are they bad?
     
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    Basically, they're anemones. Most of them are small, but overtime they can multiply to the tens and twenties, grow to be a decent size, and if they go untreated, will take over a tank. They will sting nearby corals, irritating them and fish that come close.


    I've killed them with peppermint shrimp and aipstasia X
     
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    Treezer's got it. Feather duster and aiptasia. Aiptasia are pest anemones. They multiply very quickly, stinging and killing anything in their path.
     
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    +1, get rid of the aptasia
     
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    The first one is a feather duster I wouldnt kill that one they are good the other two not so much
     
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