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Old 02-18-2005, 03:42 AM   #1
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Aiptasia in my tank

i saw this reddish brown anemonelike critters in my tank 3 days ago and i don't know what to do with it, i learned it's bad news for my corals... how do i get rid of it... heard it's pretty tough to eliminate... any suggestions from you guys?
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Old 02-18-2005, 05:22 AM   #2
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Peppermint shrimp are fairly easy to find. Get a few, they eat aptasia...
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You could try joe's juice. Although I have no personal experience with it, I've seen it suggested many times over and alot of people swear by it. Good luck.

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If it is small the peppermint shrimp will take care of it. I have two in my tank and they work wonders on keeping the aptasia population at a minimum. Also, Joe's Juice works great. I had to get some because I had aptasia before I wanted to get the shrimp.
Both methods work great but the shrimp do it on their own and there is less involvement for you.

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I got pepermint shrimps and a six line wrasse in my tank. I don't know who did it but two days later all my aptasia was history.
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You could try injecting it with kalkwasser.
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I use and recommend Joe's Juice.
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:53 AM   #8
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Does anyone have some tricks with Joe's Juice and the Aiptasia that are actually attached to the rocks on the side and underneath the rock? I have attempted to get theses guys twice with Joe's Juice and the keep on coming back. I would hate to disrupt my Aquascape to get to them. I have 4 Peppermint shrimp (the actual ones), but they only seems to like the little tiny ones...and will not touch the ones bigger than 1/2 inch.

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i got some aiptasia fluid from the store and got a needle and inject every single one in my tank i thought i was going to take forever but it works... whatever you do do not squash them or use a magnet and swipe em away they break into lil particles and spread more. i learned that the hard way. its some kind of green aiptasia fluid u can find it anywhere at any local fish store. and get a needle injector and get ready to see some aiptasia go BYE BYE
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i'll try the peppermint shrimp first then the popular joe's juice thanks for the help guys
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