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Old 10-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Have found an aiptasia in my tank today which I have manually removed I can see any more in the tank but as I have had one is it likely to be a reoccurring problem now? I have also noticed black marks on my cleaner today could this be from the sting or would this not mark?
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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I don't think Aiptasia would be able to hurt your shrimp. As far as there being more, just keep an eye out for them. You may or may not find more.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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I just read a thread a few days ago on a cleaner with"pepper" marks. He didn't make it. I think it was in the sick fish or identification sections if you wanna search for it. Good luck!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Have found an aiptasia in my tank today which I have manually removed I can see any more in the tank but as I have had one is it likely to be a reoccurring problem now? I have also noticed black marks on my cleaner today could this be from the sting or would this not mark?
I had aptasia in my tank. Put 3 peppermint shrimp. Gone in 2 days.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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I had aptasia in my tank. Put 3 peppermint shrimp. Gone in 2 days.
Worked for me. Plus they get the ones you can't see!
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How did you manually remove it?? You need to be careful doing this.... they are nicknamed glass anemones for a reason. When physically removed, their stems can break into tiny fragments, each of which can float around, settle somewhere, and develop into a whole new anemone. You're best off taking care of them chemically or with something like peppermint shrimp.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:54 AM   #7
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Yeah I cut it off the live rock which I'm now thinking was a mistake, guess I'm off to get some peppermint shrimp in anticipation then
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I just read a thread a few days ago on a cleaner with"pepper" marks. He didn't make it. I think it was in the sick fish or identification sections if you wanna search for it. Good luck!
Thanks for this just found the post and had a read
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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When they are threatened aiptasia will spit spors into your water column which will settle and leave you with a bigger problem ! I use aiptasia x it's the best stuff out there ! They think it's food and when they ingest it it glues their mouth together so they can't release their spors !

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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I've found with peppermint shrimp and file fish is when they have eaten all the aiptasia they have a taste for the fleshy stuff and can start to nip at soft corals etc !
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