On the advice of this forum yesterday I 'nuked' my largest aiptasia hitchhiker with an insulin syringe half full of lime juice (all I had in the refrigerator!).
Wow! Talk about instant death!
My question is just out of curiosity, does anyone know WHY a few cc
of lime juice is SO toxic to the critter?
I'd tried putting peppermint shrimps in but they showed no interest in the pests. I tried the lemon juice trick out of desperation, not really expecting a dramatic result.
On a similar vein, I was reading an aquarium mag. last night and there was an article about how the reef hobby has changed over the past couple of decades. Apparently in the '70s success in breeding aiptasia was cause for CELEBRATION. How times change!