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Old 07-29-2005, 10:13 AM   #11
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Boiling water is the best, go for it
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:05 AM   #12
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peppermint shrimp!!! they didn't do anything for a day and then in about 15 minutes they ate medium and small aiptasia about 20 of them... i have 3 peppermint shrimp.... 2 too many... if i were you i'd buy 1-2. probably 1... good luck
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:59 PM   #13
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We tried Joe's Juice, but it was hard to aim at some of the buggers with the liverock configuration that we have. We got a couple of peppermint shrimp and they took care of our aiptasia pretty much overnight. Now they hang around under the rocks and come out when we feed the tank.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:18 PM   #14
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I got my rocks from LR.com also and aptasia was everywhere. I bought some STOP aptasia and a few pep shrimp. I have two aptasia left and they haven't reproduced at all so i let them be.
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My peppermints ate all of the aptasia I got on my rock. They're not much personality, but they sure do keep the aptasia at bay! Too bad I can't put a peppermint into my 65. I think the eel would eat him before he could get to the aptasia! *pout*

Good luck getting rid of it!
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:27 PM   #16
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Wow!
I had no idea that there were (at least) 2 different kinds of Aiptasia - ones that go crazy and ones that just, well, grow a bit!

I could never understand why my 5 or 6 aipatsia have been only 5 or 6 for over a year, never seeming to multiply and yet appearing in different places...

I used Joe's Juice over a year ago, simply because everyone said "Aiptasia = BAD, KILL THEM!". Then I kind of just left them and was surpriesed to see it never actually took off as predicted.
Hmmmm.....maybe aiptasia isn't "always" the villain that we make out?
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As are many other things, Andy.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:14 PM   #18
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I also would recommend Joes Juice.

I had about 5-10 Aiptasia when I set up my 21 gallon Nano.
I bought Joe's Juice, squirted around the mouth of the anemone, and it would disappear.

It was relatively inexpensive, compared to 350 lbs of LR and I still have a ton left over. It didn't affect anything around it either.

I agree with David03 and think that this may be a quick and efficient route to get rid of them.

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if its not the 'rapid reproducing' sort, then why remove it...

maybe it will take of residence in the 'tougher' part of the neighborhood... away from the burbs... where all the tough fish and crabs can hang out...
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if its not the 'rapid reproducing' sort, then why remove it...

maybe it will take of residence in the 'tougher' part of the neighborhood... away from the burbs... where all the tough fish and crabs can hang out...
Exactly! And, if I understand correctly, aiptasia is great at consuming excess nutrients so, if it's not a plague then why not let it do what it's good at?

Perhaps we need to arm our fish with Joe's juice syringes so that they can uphold the law in the "tough" neighborhoods where the aiptasia hang out? Does the 2nd amendment apply to aquaria?
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