Best Way To Remove a little Aiptasia?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Enderturtle, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    My Peps are lazy bastards, rather wait for food.
  2. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    I've tried injecting with distilled vinegar using insulin syringe. It worked. I haven't seen any yet.

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  3. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    I us supper glue but lately Iv been using coral putty that u us to glue frags down. Just take a little glob and glob it over the aiptasia so it's completely covered is works for me every time without getting an outbreak. I bet u can try kalkwasser and after that then glue them.

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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I haven't done anything yet. Tank is on autopilot right now after I just did a 20 % water change two weeks in a row.

    I've been watching them though. They're slow growing and there's 3 of them. I really should remove them but got no time.
  6. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    only 3? kalk them and them cover in putty. I just got a file fish....want to see what it does or does not to mine.
  7. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Found a decent size one and one much smaller one.

    Did a water change and used some Red Sea Aiptasia-X on both of them earlier today. Never used it before so mostly for testing purposes since I can't remove the rock and cold chisel them off.
  8. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I've had limited success with kalk/putty covering if you recognize hitch-hikers on a frag or right when they arrive. I've had good luck with peppermint shrimp, though they eventually seem to prefer eating my LPS or Acans over pests.
  9. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    No signs of either of the Aiptasias that I squirted with Aiptasia-X yesterday. Will wait and see if they pop up again in the same spot or anywhere else in the tank.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Good luck, my experience is that the aiptasia do in fact wither down and seem to die, but within a few weeks they grow back. Now not sure if that's the same aiptasia that regenerated or new ones from elsewhere, but yeah... I hate the buggers!

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