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Old 09-09-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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aiptasia

can I assume that because the "thing" sucks into a rock when I touch it, it is aipatsia? the "thing" is very small and on a frag with a zoa on it? I live in Cali unless someone else knows how I can get it. It cannot ship to california.
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Without a pic I wouldn't assume anything.
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so small cannot get a pic yet.
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can I assume that because the "thing" sucks into a rock when I touch it, it is aipatsia? the "thing" is very small and on a frag with a zoa on it?
Agree with Larry... without a pic, can't really assume anything. Google "aiptasia" and look at the images there. Does your's look like that?

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Joes juice cannot get it sent to California at least that is what marine depot says
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That's odd. Marine Depot is IN California! Not doubting what you're saying... I just find that funny that they can stock it in CA, but can't sell it in CA.

Try AiptasiaX from RedSea - I've heard good things about that. The other option is just mix up a paste of kalkwasser and your tank water. Fill up a syringe and lay a "puddle" of the paste on top of the bugger. It will die. Just make sure your powerheads are off and there is no current in the tank. The kalk paste itself is harmless to the water, but whatever coral it contacts will not be happy. Good way to kill off ANYTHING... not just aiptasia.
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Will a pistol shrimp(although I can only hear him) a cleaner shrimp and a peppermint shrimp get along? Or is that too many shrimp together?
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try the aiptasia x if you can, it is reef safe, but my corals still get pissed whenever i use it.
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I got rid of Atapsia with a syringe and concentrated lemon juice (I just used the little yellow plastic lemon stuff from a grocery store). You have to inject it into the base (not the "mouth") and it's kind of tricky, you have to let it grow enough where you can stab it in the base before it contracts (which is does very quickly) then slowly, inject the lemon juice into it until it 'poofs' out of the mouth. It will cause localized acidity, so if it's right in the middle of your zoas it might be bad, but anything like Joe's Juice will do the same. Mine disappeared completely in 2 days.
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are there other "things" that grow on rocks that suck into the rock other then aiptasia
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