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Old 02-03-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Nuisance aptasia

Hi guys does anbody out there know of any other way of getting rid of these little bugers i know of treatments like lemon and chemical warfare on them lemon shrimp and so on filefish etc any ideas

20 gallon tank
10 kilos lr
1 sulphor goby
5 hermit crabs
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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We bought peppermint shrimp and they took care of all of ours. We didnt have any bigger ones though only smaller ones. Hermit crabs can also eat them unfortunately they are usually happy enough with the leftover food on the bottom and the algae on lr, butterfly fish usually eat them too but your tank seems quite small for 1 of them. You can inject them with a calcium solution or Kalkwasser additive. I personally would try a peppermint shrimp, I like to stay away from any chemicals if at all possible.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #3
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If you can remove the rock you can burn them off with a lighter.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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Seriously?? I've never heard of that anywhere before, I will have to try that next time lol. Hey I guess you never know!! Thats the reason we joined here to learn some new tricks!!!
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Yea dont like chemical treatments myself wil pick a few peppermint shrimps and give them a go cheers ...

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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Just remember to turn off any current for about 10 minutes if you do try to use something like lemon juice. I did not clue into this when i first tried killing some off and i couldn't figure out why they would always come back within a week.
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I purchased 3 Berghia Nudi's it seemed like it took forever and then one day I couldn't find an aptasia anywhere in my tank and still see one of the Berghia once in a while
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What! Are they crabs ....

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:10 PM   #10
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They are nudibranchs, they supposedly work great but I cannot find them around here and im still weary of ordering online.

Heres some good info on them:

Berghia Nudibranchs Control Aiptasia - Best Natural Aiptasia Control
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