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Old 07-07-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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aiptasia problem

i am pretty sure i have some aiptasia but wondering if i should let them be or remove them tia
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Most people remove them, although there are a few that don't. They just multiply to epidemic proportions if not taken care of. I have had a few on my glass and removed them with a razor blade. I recently found one on a piece of LR I had bought. I purchased a couple of Peppermint Shrimp (who are known to eat Aiptasia), and they took care of that one real quick. Others have used stuff called Joe's Juice and I believe inject the Aiptasia with a syringe to kill them, or maybe just nearby them I am not sure. I do know that the Peppermint Shrimp took care of mine.

If you use a razor to get them off the glass, be careful to get all of it and don't leave any parts behind, they will just "grow" back, each piece left behind can become another Aiptasia.

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You can also make a paste out of kalk and use a turkey baister to "feed" it to them. They will grab it thinking its food and then just melt right before your eyes.
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I would remove them as soon as possible.
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word of advice, if you dont want them later KILL THEM NOW!!! they spread all over and make it difficult to get rid of them. I started with two I think and didnt kill cuz I thought they where neat, Big mistake two turned into tweenty now I cant seem to get rid of them.
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one of the first additions to my new tank was 2 peppermint shrimp. Never had a problem with aptasia
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one of the first additions to my new tank was 2 peppermint shrimp. Never had a problem with aptasia
ditto. My lr came with some so I bought 4 (only 3 made it home) peppermint shrimp at the same time. I never see them, but withing two days, there wasn't a trace of aptasia.
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