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Old 10-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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hi guys any suggestions how to get rid of aptasia...I have tried lemon juice and it didnt work then bought aiptasia x of red sea and applied 3 times already but no luck...its spreading like crazy
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Are you cutting off the flow when using the aiptasia-x so it doesn't blow away?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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jip keep it off for about 15min.they dissapear for about a week and return in masses
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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Just keep hitting them with apitasia x. I started with 2 small ones. Kept zapping them took about 5or 6 a month for about almost a year but I think I'm finally clear
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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thanks.I even got a shrimp that ate the aptasia at the marine shop...but it aint doing anything other than hiding in our tank...been betteling for about 4 months already.but if there is no other way than the aptasia x then I will have to keep strong
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I had about 35 aptasias in my tank, tried most things to get rid of them, I found that peppermint shrimp are the only thing that worked, you need 2 of them thou. They seem to get scared if there's only one, don't know why. But with 2, they where all gone in about 2 weeks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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great stuff then I geuss I will be getting 2 peppermint shrimps at payday...and if they nip corals after aiptasia is gone.then I just sell them again or toss them in the sump until needed again.thanks for the advice.u guys must have a lekka afternoon , im off to bed in south Africa from what I can gather ur all In USA xxx
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You have to make sure you get the right peppermint shrimp. I forget but I'm sure someone will chime in or look on liveaquaria.

The 3 lfs in my area sell the wrong kind I had to order the right ones on the Internet but it was worth it.
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Yeah the other ones I think are saddle back shrimp, they eat corals, where as peppermint shrimp shouldn't touch them, mine don't. I keep them fed twice a week to make sure they don't thou.

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