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    saltwater sasquatch

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    Hello all,
    I was wondering if anyone can help me identify these they were attached to a polyp I bought a long time ago and now they are all over my tank. Are they bad?
     

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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Aptasia, a pest. They will spread like wildfire. Go to your LFS and get some Aptasia X or Joe's Juice to inject them.
     
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    What do you mean by inject them? And by pest do you mean that they will kill other coral and such or that they will just grow out of control?
     
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    Both, they pack a puch to other corals and will QUICKLY take over your tank. Aptasia X works wonders and will keep it under control. You inject the stuff over their mouths and they explode...
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    As you have seen for yourself, if left alone they will grow out of control. By injecting them, you will need to buy a syringe as well. You inject them straight in their mouth.
     
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    Zissou What about my dynamite? VIP Member

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    Oh, and don't try to tug, pull, scrape, or remove them from the tank manually. This causes them to multiply. Injecting is your only option. (Besides taking all the rock out and boiling it, but this kills everything.)
     
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    Yep, I agree...get rid of them.
     
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    Man that sucks I think they look kinda cool LOL
     
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    Yeah I thought they looked cool too but if they are going to kill all my coral away they must go.
     
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    They hurt when you touch them too

    I had one in my tank and i touched it on accident (that was actually how i found it) and it was not pleasant.
     
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    I have a pink spotted gobi will he eat the peppermint shrimp? I hope not I bought some shrimp and also got the aptasia X that stuff works almost instantly.
     
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