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Old 03-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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pest anemone?

I think i have one of those pest anemones(cant remember name) of my zoas rock. Do i need to get rid of it and how?
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Could you provide a pic for a positive ID?

Either way here's what you can do to take care of the aiptasia or majano anemones (2 most common pest anemones):

If the rock where the anemone is can be removed, use a lighter or cooking torch to burn it off. This works best imo\ime.

If the rock can't be removed, you can inject various things into the anemone with a syringe: kalk paste, hot lemon juice. There are also other commercial products you can use: joe's juice, aiptasia X etc.
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I think I have an aiptasia. Thanks for the help. It will kill my zoas if I don't remove it right?
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All anemones can sting and irritate or kill corals and/or fish. Aiptasia just grows really fast...best to get it out now.
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id put up a photo but its inside the rock right now.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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Does it look like this

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If so I'll it ....there's many methods
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