Kyle

Help With Aiptasia

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Kyle   

Ive read that Berghia are good to help eradicate Aiptasia. Does anybody have some for sale or know a good place to get some?

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CaptJab   

I've injected lemon juice into them using a syringe before. I've covered them in a thick kalkwasser paste using a needless syringe. Both ways seemed to work pretty well, but the number one way I've killed them is to pull the rock out of the water and cover the anemone with liquid super glue.

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josh   

Peppermint shrimp work great too. I've got like 10 of them and never have aptasia. Well at least I had them. I have an engineer goby that has gotten pretty big and I haven't seen any peppermint shrimp for a while. The shrimp liked to live under the rocks where the goby lives every now and then I would see one at night but its been a while. Nudibranch are tricky. If you get a berghia it will.die.when it can't find aiptasia to eat. The shrimp aren't such picky eaters.

But like Capt jab said. Lemon juice works great if you can reach them all

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if they are all yellow like in the last pic then no they are not aiptasia, they are just a yellow polyp coral but still very aggressive growers. the first pic looks alot more like aiptasia, i boil water and the use a syringe to inject them.

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Cody   

I've never seen aptasia as big as it is in the 1st pic.

2nd pic is aptasia.

3rd pic looks like yellow polyps. (Not aptasia)

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Chris   

Ive read that Berghia are good to help eradicate Aiptasia. Does anybody have some for sale or know a good place to get some?

Berghia are terrible options IMHO. They will starve to death after they are done. A much better option (and just as fool proof) is to make a thick paste out of rodi water and kalk and cover the aptasia you see with it. Get yourself 10 or so peppermint shrimp (saltwaterfish.com is having a sale right now) and put them in your tank. The shrimp will eat any small aptasia, you knock out the ones you can see and whaaaalaaaaa, no aptasia and no inhumane treatment of critters, you net yourself some additional cleanup crew AND ITS CHEAPER!!!:-) BAM!

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