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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by wotever, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. wotever

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    hello witch aiptasia killer is the best one , file fish , Joe's Juice , aiptasia x or peppermint shrimp ty Thanks
     
  2. CandSMcKay

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    I've found aiptasia X worked really well for me, however it all depends how many you can see?
     
  3. wotever

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    ty i can see 4 of the little sods lol
     
  4. Hazey

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    With only 4 I'd be inclined to use AiptasiaX
    Turn all powerheads off & treat, turn powerheads back on after 10 mins.
    Re-treat the next day if not successful on first attempt
     
  5. Jps1971

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    I use a syringe from chemist and standard lemon juice. Works for me and found it better than aiptasia x.
     
  6. Andi

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    As I've said in previous posts, it's a Filefish for me every time! I'd never be without one now!
     
  7. trout

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    Nothing will 100% eradicate aiptasia once you have it in your tank. Whatever you do will simply be nothing more than an exercise of controlling their population so as not to allow them to become a nuisance/danger to your corals. I have found that biological means of tackling the problem (e.g. peppermints, filefish, copperband, Klein's butterfly fish, Heniocus acuminatus), together with chemical means (I highly recommend Joes juice), is best.

    However, after trying different methods and coming to terms with the fact that they will not disappear, you will learn to live with them. If you can somehow control their numbers in your main display, but allow them to grow in your weir and/or sump, they will be one of the best CUCs. It is not all bad news after all.
     
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  8. wotever

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    ty for all the replies
     
  9. CandSMcKay

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    Do you not keep a reef?
     
  10. Whitey

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    File Fish everytime.
    I tried Aip X an couldn't get it to work right. There was an Aip explosion.
    A month after getting the file fish and there isn't one visible. He's worth his weight in gold.
     
  11. Hazey

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    I disagree here...

    Berghia Nudibranch only eat aiptasias & once all gone they will starve & die. I had fields of aiptasias at one point & tried varying methods from potions to natural predators but at best merely reduced the population but the nudis cleared them all & I moved the nudis on once I started seeing them in Tue daytime as they were that hungry they even came out in the daytime to hunt for them....12 months later & still not one aiptasia in my tank
     
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    Lucky you. I have mixed reports on bergia nudibranches. Having also tried them in the past (spending a lot of money) I have come to the conclusion that they are a waste money. Have you checked aiptasia in your weir, sump and rocks/macro algae in your sump? If aiptasia have not spreader in those areas, then you were definitely lucky.

    FAO OP: All the fish I mentioned in my previous post also eat corals. Errm Sorry....

    Cheers
     
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  13. jas

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    I'm considering the laser myself, but I'm hesitant for fear that I would blind my fish.
     
  14. trout

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    I am sorry, but this won't work either because you will only be able to kill aiptasia, which you can see.
     
  15. Dave1987

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    +1 for aiptasia X. I had probably between 15-30 of the things in my tank about 3 years ago. I zapped the lot with this stuff and seen nothing since!
     
  16. jas

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    How do we kill aptasia that we don't see?
     
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    When I had them I used hot lemon juice squirted into them with a syringe. Also worked with majano anenomes
     
  18. trout

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    You can try to treat each live rock in a separate tank. I took out each live rock in turn, scraped each and every aiptasia on them before showering them with hydrogen peroxide. I even used soldering iron. Sadly, they came back eventually.

    Any of the methods mentioned so far will work as long as you accept that you can only control aiptasia population as opposed to exterminate it. For example, I had nearly hundred aiptasias in my display tank in the past, but now at most ten. I am a lot happier. I would be upset if my aim were to have zero aiptasias...

    Regarding the chemical methods, I found that Joes juice is a lot more effective than Aiptasia x. I believe it contains mild form of sodium hydroxide, which can be deadly at higher concentrations.
     
  19. wotever

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    ty for the advice i think i will try joes juice thankyou every one
     
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