Is this a feather worm?

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    image.jpeg Hello, I am new to the hobby. My tank is 5 months running and I noticed a "creature" that I originally thought to be alge. I touched the edges of it and it retracts. Please forgive me if I do not know all the lingo. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing so I have a well rounded education. I am reading and trying to expand my knowledge base.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    I'd say it is aptasia. These are common pest anemones that will over populate the tank if not removed.
     
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    If it retracted, it's an anemone. AptaisiaX is what you need. KILL!
     
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    Thank you all for the information. I read that I can inject them ( I noticed another one) with scalding hot water. I'm a nurse so I am equipped with syringes an needles. Do you agree with this plan of attack?
     
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    Scalding water has worked and so has lemon juice.
     
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    I think I will get AptaisaiX! Again thank you!
     
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