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Old 04-15-2007, 09:04 AM   #1
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Aptasia on coral

I have aptasia on a trumpet coral and ordinarily I would use JJ but I'm afraid to put it so close to a coral I don't want to hurt. What should I do to get rid of the pest?
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I had a similar situation happen and what I did was put direct current on the coral and the aptasia moved off the coral and I was able to get him with JJ.....
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Good idea.

How close is the aipstasia to the fleshy part of the coral?
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I agree with Lindsay`s question as it will help us to know what to do. Is it right up on the coral or is there a little space. If so you can aim the current at the coral ant use a syringe and treat with JJ or hot water.
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Ziggy's idea seems like it would work. JJ works wonders when it comes to aiptasia.
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I had a similar situation happen and what I did was put direct current on the coral and the aptasia moved off the coral and I was able to get him with JJ.....
Dumb question... so aptasia will move like other anenomes? Obviously it will from Ziggy's response, but I just want to make sure I read that right.
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The pest was down on the branch - away from the fleshy part of the coral. He was not very big so I was able to limit the amount of JJ needed and he withered away without incedent. Thanks fo the tips!
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Peppermint shrimp are also a possibility for aptasia control. My peppermint shrimp scarfed it down like it was a porterhouse.
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On the other hand, my two peps only ate one of mine.....
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hum. good info.
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