Aiptasia, how careful are you?

Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by Corailline, Jun 8, 2015.

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Do you have Aiptasia?

  1. Nope

    44.4%
  2. Yes a few.

    44.4%
  3. Yes it's become an issue.

    11.1%
  1. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    I am not sure who to give credit to, or where I read it but someone mentioned using the epoxy putty(whoever you are thanks). I have been putting epoxy putty on them when they pop up. Leave it there for couple weeks and remove. No Aiptasia to be seen. I am not infested and not suggesting you cover your tank in that stuff. 1 or 2 I am ok with using paste.

    If you are infested, the Berghias do work well. I found they did a better job in my low flow tank but there is no question they work. 1 suggestion I would have is if you can afford it get more than suggested. They are small buggers. You will notice the Aiptasia slowly just disappear. I was amazed at how well they worked. I just did not get enough for the amount of Aiptasia I had(think I only got 5 per tank..tanks only 30gl and not infested). The Berghias got it down to where I can manage the 1 or 2 I see pop up. Not sure any Berghias are left after a few months. Shoot they basically disappeared into rock work within minutes.
     
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  3. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    I get one every month or so. Not sure where they are coming from but all I do right now is fish them out with a net.
     
  4. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I went that route a few times - spent a lot of money with out great results.
     
  5. Anldyxp

    Anldyxp Skunk Shrimp

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    I hear ya. That's why I just kind of accepted the outbreak for so long. I could have easily spent $100 just for a few Berghias+shipping. I lucked out and found a local on craigslist selling them for 5 bucks a pop. The little guys did the trick though.
     
  6. kim

    kim Astrea Snail

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    Actually I agree with Vinnie .I had one in my mantis tank that I started feeding. Had to be the worlds biggest Aiptasia . LOL But with just a Peacock mantis for company it couldn't hurt anything. Never had any more appear tho. Mabey just lucky.
     
  7. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    Planning for six line wrasse will they be effective
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    For aptasia? No.They are extremely mean though.
     
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