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Old 08-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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aiptasia eating live stock

I have some aiptasia in my tank and I have used aiptasia killers and things but they keep coming back is there anything that eats them that is reef safe.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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True peppermint shrimp or nudi's
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File fish. Cleaned ours right out.
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Pull the rock out hit it with a hammer to break a small piece off that has it. Or, I have done tgis a few times and it works well. Pull the rock out and get a piece of paper towel and rub it pretty hard and it will come right off. I havnt had any regrowth doing this either.
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Black hermits not 100% reef safe but they will get the job done
these hermits are about 1 1/2 inch in size
so use caution they will plow over coral and eat other inverts
2 of them cleaned out my 40 in 4 days along with my poor snails
my local fish shop rents them out $5. a week per pair
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i think nudibranches will clean them right up
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Peppermint shrimp
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File fish will eat invertebrates. Peppermint shrimp worked for me!
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The species of filefish that eats aptasia is the matted filefish. How big is the tank and do you have any sessile invertebrates.
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The species of filefish that eats aptasia is the matted filefish. How big is the tank and do you have any sessile invertebrates.
It is a 55g and I have a cleaner shrimp and a red foot hermit crab.
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