Is this a feather duster or aiptasia?

Discussion in 'General Reef Discussion' started by Brad M, May 19, 2019.

  1. Brad M

    Brad M RRMAS Supporter

    Is this a feather duster or aiptasia? I think it’s a feather duster, but I want to be sure.

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  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Feather duster....filter feeder/good guy!
     
  3. Brad M

    Brad M RRMAS Supporter

    Awesome thank you. What is the best way to tell?
     
  4. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    If you can see where they are coming from, the feather duster has a hard tube it creates and lives in. Aiptasia are anemones and just attach to the rock. Once you see both you won't have any trouble telling them apart.
     
  5. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Agreed it's a feather duster! You can put some super glue on it if you really want to but if it's not messing with the zoas you should be fine!
     
  6. Brad M

    Brad M RRMAS Supporter

    I am just going to leave it be. I figure it won’t live long once I get wrasse put in my DT.
     
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  7. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Actually wrasses won't be a threat to it.....a Copperband Butterfly on the other hand.......
     

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