Apatasia on plate coral

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Sataly, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I've had this piece for lil over a year now and just recently this lil pest decided to show its ugly mug. Im getting Banghia this week (6 or 8) because my tank isn't getting any better woth the infestation and has gotter to the point to where they're growing on the bodies of some corals and this one being the worst next to my new galaxia. Should I have someone frag the lil monster off and save at least half of the coral? I was thinking the banghia would do the the trick but then I read that it's possible for them to get eaten if caught in a coral.
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I have peppermint shrimp, I have no aiptasia. If that infestation is that bad why not try them.
     
  4. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    more then a few times have I tried them from all different stores. I have like 5 and haven't noticed a difference in the population of the apatasia
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    That's weird I wander you got the Atlantic Camel Back shrimp instead of Peppermints. I have heard Peppermints will not eat large aiptasia, but the Peppermints I got from IBluewater mowed down every single aiptasia I had in 3 days.
     
  6. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I know for a fact I got peps and like I said before its always been the same thing with them. non of them seem interested in the apatasia at all. I've even stopped feeding for a few days to see if it was the food keeping them from going at them. I'll give Ibluewater a try and see if it'll help any. spending less then $160 would be grand lol
     
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    I hate to say, but I don't see any signs of life on that plate coral.
     
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  9. Kajung2k

    Kajung2k Astrea Snail

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    I see life but it's an aiptasia. Sorry.
     
  10. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    It extends sometimes but not as much as it use to before the apatasia grew on it. It'll still feed on the frozen I throw at it so I'm hoping I can find a way to save it before it grows any bigger and kill it for good
     
  11. Kajung2k

    Kajung2k Astrea Snail

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    I use kalkwasser paste to get rid of my aiptasia.