There are 12+ species of aiptasia with various differences, including reproduction.
We refer to this nem as a sponge anemone. It is an "undescribed species in the genus Bellatis. This particular species does not proliferate asexually." -FWC.
It lives solitary, sometimes has a greenish tint and are varying shades of brown.
This anemone is documented to host snapping shrimp.
*The Tampa Bay Saltwater farm does not have the same species of aiptasia found as hitchhikers from LFS and online venders that spread like a plague, this has been verified by biologists at FWC.*
A peppermint shrimp, a flexible blade or CBB will remove it.
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