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Old 08-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #11
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I have looked at pictures on the Internet and can't see an aiptasia that looks the same. Mine have a mouth in the middle and tentacles Around it
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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Def aptasia. Peppermint shrimp will eat that. They are hard to kill and take over quickly so be warned!
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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They can sting corals and fish. All aiptasia have a mouth with tentacles. Pep shrimp will eat them SOMETIMES, your better of boiling lemon juice and squiring the hot juice into its mouth.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #14
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I have looked at pictures on the Internet and can't see an aiptasia that looks the same. Mine have a mouth in the middle and tentacles Around it
Its an aiptasia, and they have many different looks. This one appears clear, probably because it has had much lighting past month or so. A jelly will not sit on the same place attached to a rock like an aiptasia. To prove its an aiptasia simply touch it with something and it will close and suck into its hole.
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+1 to aiptasia. You'll want to kill it before it spreads, but DON'T rip it out, cut it, or damage it in any way. If you cause physical damage, loose cells will spread and grow into new aiptasia all over. Good methods for removal are getting a syringe and injecting concentrated lemon juice, injecting kalk paste, taking the rock out and squirting the aiptasia with boiling water, or a commercial solution like aiptasia-x.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #16
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+1 to lemon juice and syringe. Take the rock out inject it with lemon juice it will turn white and then remove it rinse your rock off in some tank water in a bucket make sure it's dead before removing you will know!
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Or just stick the syringe in the tank and shoot it while it's out. That's what I've heard.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #18
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I tryed an anti aiptasia syringe thing and that failed miserably, do you realise how hard they are to get it in the mouth!
So as I don't have any corals yet I decided to take the infected piece of rock out and squirt them with boiling water which has seamed to do the trick will see if I get anymore
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #19
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If you mix some calk with water to make a paste you can easily drop some right above it with a pipette. They take it into their mouth themselves.. turn white.. shiver, then melt into ooze. Very satisfying.
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If you mix some calk with water to make a paste you can easily drop some right above it with a pipette. They take it into their mouth themselves.. turn white.. shiver, then melt into ooze. Very satisfying.
Yes! This is the same way you use Aiptasia-X getting it in there mouth is not as hard as some make it out to be. Pretty easy once you know how. TURN OFF FLOW
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