very small white anemone good/bad

Discussion in 'Clownfish & Anemones' started by hopping, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. hopping

    hopping Member

    I have had my tank set up for @2 months now. @1 month ago we saw this little clear white anemone with round white tips just had a cuple of them. now a month later they are everyware the bigest one is the size of a dime they spread so easily i was thinking mabe they aren't so good does any one have an idea what they might be sorry i don't have a pic.
     
  2. rdhanley

    rdhanley Member

    Originally Posted by hopping
    I have had my tank set up for @2 months now. @1 month ago we saw this little clear white anemone with round white tips just had a cuple of them. now a month later they are everyware the bigest one is the size of a dime they spread so easily i was thinking mabe they aren't so good does any one have an idea what they might be sorry i don't have a pic.
    i would say you have gained the glass anemone. they are a pain to get rid of . very big pain. will overtake the tank in a short time, will kill and corals and fish alike.
     
  3. hopping

    hopping Member

    i thought glass anemones are aiptasia clear brown, these dont look like aiptasias at least not the brown ones they are also shorter 1 ring of tinticles on the outside and a smaller ring on the inside
     
  4. hopping

    hopping Member

    i hope some one recognizes this thing it's the best photo i could get


     
  5. reefforbrains

    reefforbrains Active Member

    Hard to tell in your pic, but this the little guy?
    Jewel/Ball/ghost Anemome. Loads of nicknames but common on decorator rocks and gorws in small colonies usually clear, sometimes bright pink or orange with balls at the tips of the tenticles?
    From my understanding they are just any one of the Corynactis sub of anemones come in all colors usually clean with white spots. Bang is usually good with Anemones, see what he says

    And yes quick growing. Some say pests, I happen to like them but you must keep them in check if you house them
     
  6. reefkprz

    reefkprz Active Member

    could also be a hidden cup coral, they are more prone to the whitish patterning on the tentacles as well as the white tips. I guess the way to tell would be to look and see if it has a skeleton. if its hidden cup coral it should have a skeleton (usually very hard to see when the coral is youmg) here is a picture of mine so you can compare it to yours mine is a hidden cup coral.
     
  7. hopping

    hopping Member

    bothlook very simmiler buth i think it is the ghost. i cant see a skeleton but the mouth looks the same as the hidden cup. do eather of these get much bigger. and does the hidden cup spread very quickly. thank you both very much
     
  8. reefkprz

    reefkprz Active Member

    the hidden cup spreads super slow.one new head a year. some times 2
     
  9. hopping

    hopping Member

    must be a ghost thanks for the pics i will try to keep them under controle but i realy like them so glad i dont have to irradicate
     
  10. lexluethar

    lexluethar Active Member

    I had the same issue, bought a peppermint shrimp and that took care of my problem.
     
  11. beredovon

    beredovon Member

    I have this isue. I am in my week 4. I have 15 dry live rock and 5lbs of live rock. the 5lbs of live rock I have 5 or 6 of them living there anemone very small and white clear with round white tip? What I did i give space and not mix my dry and live rock I dont knwo if that would help not to spread? any Idea? I dont want to remove live rock in my aquarium because it have so much life there. Its giving space for the rocks will help not to spread????I dont know its that bad or good??
     
  12. beredovon

    beredovon Member

    I have this isue. I am in my week 4 of my cycle. I have 15lbs dry live rock and 5lbs of live rock. The 5lbs of live rock I have 5 or 6 of them living there anemone very small and white clear with round white tip? What I did i give space and not mix my dry and live rock I dont know if that would help not to spread? any Idea? I dont want to remove live rock in my aquarium because it have so much life there. Its giving space for the rocks will help not to spread????I dont know its that bad or good??
     
  13. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    Can you post a pic.
    Kind of sounds like a majano anemone which would be a pest.
     
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  15. beredovon

    beredovon Member

    but it doest look like majano anemone thats is ugly . this one is so pretty and reflecting in atnic ligh the round white tip
     
  16. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

  17. beredovon

    beredovon Member

    Thats what I have. Pseudocorynactis. everytime my aqaurium lights on I cant see them. Do I need to worried about it.
     
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