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Hello everyone this is my first time here and i have a question about something called aiptasia ....I think one sprouted in my tank and i am looking for the best way to get rid of it as i have heard that they multiply and are a problem if anyone is familiar with this please help me out
|Posted 27-Jul-2006 21:29|
Ultimate Fish Guru
I'm fairly new to salt but I could tell you there are several ways to deal with them.
1. Most direct way is to use a product call Joes Juice. It comes with an applicator and you need to squirt it right on the aiptasia
2. Copperband Butterfly fish supposely eat them, but I think this is more effective if you have very small ones and your in a position to have the aiptasia be their main source of food.
3. Supposely I believe peppermint shrimp eat them as well.
|Posted 27-Jul-2006 22:30|
There are critters that eat Aiptasia, but the best and most direct methods of elimination involve injecting it with something. You can use a small turkey baster or an aquarium syringe (no needle tip) to shoot the anemone right in the mouth with some kind of chemical. Joe's Juice has recieved good reviews, but many folks just use a highly concentrated limewater. It is very caustic, so be careful not to hit anything else in the area with collateral damage.
And welcome to the boards!
|Posted 28-Jul-2006 03:41|
thanks for the response i did use the joe's juice and it wiped it right out ......
|Posted 03-Aug-2006 04:44|
Joe's Juice has always worked for me too, if you do it right. Keep an eye out b/c sometimes if you dont get 'em reallyyyy good, they can make a comeback.
Kalk paste works well too.
-Formerly known as the Ferretfish
|Posted 09-Aug-2006 03:05|
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