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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Wilson, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Wilson

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    ...Will the Aiptasia reappear?

    Im coming to the point where im looking to pass the filefish on as it seems to have done its job. When i remove it, will the aips return or would it have removed all of it?

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  2. Hazey

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    it should have eaten them all but I would not remove it for a while as any spores the aips released will generate babies. You think all of your aips are gone, you get rid of the file fish & all of a sudden small aips start reappearing.
    I am going to be getting a file fish as the 6 pepps I bought are not touching my aips
     
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    yep all have come back in my case, and in exactly the same place like they were hiding in the rocks, a lot more stomella? snails and bristleworm are back out now since it has been gone.
     
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    Mine are back too after my filefish dissapeared over night without a trace, gonna need another soon as the aips are reproducing pretty fast,I thought the filefish had done his job aswell as I couldn't see any aips & he started picking at my zoas, so I'd hang on for a bit mate & see what happens, jay
     
  5. Wilson

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    he's picking at every coral in my tank though now. I'm going to move him to my sump because I have some aips down there, so he will stay down there for a little bit until they are all gone, and by that time I should see some appearing again in the DT if they are going to come back. Then if not I will move him to the upstairs tank which has no corals for a month to make sure non return.
     
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    yep sounds like a good idea mate, goin try find one myself at weekend
     
  7. Wilson

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    it has been great, just a shame that it nips the corals but I suppose it's just a natural thing for them to do when the main source of food has gone. I have really reduced the tank feeding to stop it from getting lazy and just eating the food so I suppose this will have a lot to do with it as well.
     
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    mine had I big appetite for brine shrimp near the end, but he obviously kept the aips still under control aswell cos they're back with a vengeance, only lost him about a month ago, puzzled me as the night he dissapeared all seemed fine, never found a trace of him.
     
  9. Hazey

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    I think that's what I'm gonna do, once all signs of aips are gone, sump him & let him live in there then pop him back in the display tank when aips reappear


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  10. Wilson

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    Not too easy to catch though mate, keep darting back into the rockwork. Not much fun at the moment.
     
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    good idea chaps, think I'd do the same when I get another only thing is I'd have to get rid of the green serpent starfish I sumped months ago first,anyone want one?
     
  12. Wilson

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    There goes the scape :( .... Bloody fish!
     
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    No way. Paul. Why not put a piece of rock in a trap full of aips... I have just the said rock lol... Then trap him

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  15. Wilson

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    I might try and find a trap tomorrow. The scape fell down when the net snagged on a rock and i pulled it too quickly. Gutted but never mind. Hopefully i should catch him tomorrow.
     
  16. Hazey

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    I will have a trap in a few days as I have just bought one & am awaiting it being delivered. It's being posted today


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