Originally Posted by Mark The Kidd
I'll be upgrading tanks though not now but will in the future
im nervous using lemon juice or any other type of chemical to kill them. guess ill try either the peppermint shrimp
There's nothing wrong with Aipstasia-X or lemon juice..... tried & true methods used by many reefers. If it was a problem, we'd know about it.... just don't try to kill every one all at once.
As mentioned, do NOT try to manually remove them. They are nicknamed glass anemones for a reason... when you break the stem from removal, it busts up into many little shards, each of which will land somewhere & grow into a whole new anemone.
Peppermint shrimp are very
hit or miss, and even the ones that will eat aipstasia will usually only go after smaller ones.... once the anemones get to a certain size, even the shrimp won't go near them.
Yes, you can remove the rock & let it dry for for a few weeks, but then you've lost everything else on there as well..... benefical bacteria & possible good critters.
One of my preferred methods is a micro-torch to fry them, but with that many, I think I'd refrain from as little physical disturbance as possible and move on to chemical warfare.
The only time you need to worry about palytoxins is if the rock actually has palythoa or zoanthid corals......