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Old 01-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Aptasia

I have a wall of rock, as i looked through one of the holes in the rock formation i noticed a HUGE aptasia, i cant really get to it, i could try. Its behind my rock nowhere near any coral, what should i do, should i be concerned?
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Yes very concerned remove it ASAP.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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You could go the natural way trying peppermint shrimp or even some filefish.

The issue with removing it manually is that they can still propagate if any is left over.
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I cant get to it though and its a tight squeeze, i am afraid that if i hit it or not completly kill it, it might spread, mabye buying some peppermint shrimp tomorrow at the lfs might work?
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Is there filefish that are reef safe?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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What about a copperband, but ive heard they might eat my rose bta?
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All those solutions won't work usually they only eat the tiny aiptasia. Using aiptasia x the needle should be able to reach in the smaller spaces.
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All those solutions won't work usually they only eat the tiny aiptasia. Using aiptasia x the needle should be able to reach in the smaller spaces.
Aptasia x works. I've had great success with peppermint shrimp personally but have heard stories that they won't. If you're ok with chemicals in your tank you should probably go with aptasia x
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I have read that peppermint shrimp have and have not touched the aptasia. The best bet is to boil lemon juice and squirt it on the aptasia. Or you can use aptaisa x like erik said above. I know it's hard to get to, maybe you can make-shift some sort of device using a flexible needle or coral feeder type of syringe.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #10
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Don't waste your money on peppermint shrimp if your only wanting them to eat it.
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