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Old 02-02-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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Apitaisa outbreaks remedy

Is this Copper Banded Butterfly Fish a good eater of this stuff or does it just eat worms?
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Old 02-02-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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IMO I wouldn't add a butterfuly or any other animal just to solve a problem thta is caused by something else. Numerous people have used a product called Joe's Juice with great success.
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I added 2 peppermint shrimp recently with hopes they would work on my aiptasia. I had a huge one that I figured I would have to take care of manually for sure but it dissappeared.

The peppermints did their job
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I added 2 peppermint shrimp recently with hopes they would work on my aiptasia. I had a huge one that I figured I would have to take care of manually for sure but it dissappeared.

The peppermints did their job
Adding a few peppermints could be a good idea, I just personally wouldn't add a copperband just to remedy another problem. Copperbands can be a pretty tough fish to keep.
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Yeah, peppermints are the best solution imo. They are easy to keep after the aiptasia is gone, and they're really inexpensive.
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The other "easy" way is to get some aquastick underwater epoxy and cemet them into the rock.
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Numerous people have used a product called Joe's Juice with great success.


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Old 02-03-2004, 09:58 PM   #8
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Lemon juice injections into the bugger will work wonders as well...
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Copperband

I have aptasias in my tank, and got a Copperband to eat them, and b/c they are an attractive. Unfortunately, the Copperband died. It seemed really agitated, but ate well for two days, and was dead on the third. It never ate any aptasia to my knowledge. It mainly ate copepods, and picked at things on the live rock.

I have a had a hard time finding peppermint shrimp here. I have never seen a shrimp of any sort in any of our LFS stores. I have seen Coral Banded Shrimp while diving in Ka'anapali, but they have never appealed to me, nor do they eat aptasia.
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The lemon juice works well But I was told that it still spits out spores before it dies so you just make matters worse. Is this true?? I bought stop aptasias and they seemed to like the meal.. Total waste of money.. I think I am going to try the turkey baster idea and try to suck them off the rock...
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