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Old 03-09-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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What's growing around my Acans?

Picked up this Acan frag at a frag swap about a month ago with only a few heads. It's growing nicely, but so are these Polyps that are virtually surrounding it now.

Any ideas what they are and how I should go about removing them without hurting the Acan?

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Old 03-09-2018, 06:43 PM   #2
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Looks like a heard of Aptasia .
I use aptasia X if I need to kill them.
You want to kill them.
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Doesn't look like aiptasia to me. I see star polyps of some sort. With that said, I'd either scrape them off or paste over them with some kalk. A gorgeous monti growing in my tank is worth 100% more to me than any type of star polyp.
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I tried taking a better picture but it's a tad out of focus. Either way, you can see them a bit clearer.
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Definitely aiptasia. Take the frag out in a thing of tank water and just toothbrush them off. Then rinse in clean tank water and back in. Repeat until they’re all dead!
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Definitely aiptasia. Take the frag out in a thing of tank water and just toothbrush them off. Then rinse in clean tank water and back in. Repeat until they’re all dead!
Thanks. I already bought some aiptasia x. Should be here tomorrow!
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NOW it looks like aiptasia. Def don't scrape at any of it and use the aiptasia-x. That stuff does work wonders.
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NOW it looks like aiptasia. Def don't scrape at any of it and use the aiptasia-x. That stuff does work wonders.
Thanks. After the first comment I googled a picture of it and it looked exactly like what I saw so I immediately ordered Aiptasia X.

Should I remove the small rock from my tank and apply the Aiptasia X in a bucket of tank water instead of doing it in my tank... just in case?
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You don’t have to. Aiptasia x doesn’t have any negative impact and as long as the aiptasia isn’t broken it won’t shard to reproduce.
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I'd move the acan before you go on the attack
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