FAQs on Identifying Aiptasia Anemones
ID 2, Aiptasia ID
Identification, Cnidarian Identification,
Anemones in General, Eradication by:
Impressions of Methods to Eliminate Pest Anemones by Steven
Culture of the Aeolid Nudibranch Berghia, Predator on the
nuisance anemone Aiptasia By Anthony Calfo,
Killer Aiptasia? 9/2/16
Can an Aiptasia kill a 1.75-inch canary blenny?
I bought the blenny a couple of weeks ago, and had him in a quarantine
tank that has a couple of Aiptasia in it. I found the blenny on the
bottom of the tank, with his head touching the anemone's tentacles. The
tentacles are about the length of the blenny's head. The fish's fins
seemed to be twitching a bit, but it died almost immediately.
I thought Aiptasia were only dangerous to other inverts, and maybe very
<All a matter of how much one gets stung; the present
The blenny had an eroded patch on its head above one eye, so maybe it
Or did the wound perhaps allow the tentacles to reach vulnerable flesh,
whereas normally the skin and scales would provide protection?
<Think it just swam into the Glass Anemone and was stung but good>
<Welcome. Bob Fenner>