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Post Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:09 am
vang6716 Level 2 Member
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Hello every, I just wondering wha'st the best chemical for killing aiptasia. My friend told me 100% lemons juice will also kill them too. does anyone out there have use it before and does it safe for the fish?

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Shawn

Post Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:23 am
Bowser Level 5 Member
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Kalk can be injected into them if you wanted to do that. You could always try peppermint shrimp or a copperband.

I've heard you can inject hot RODI water to kill them too.

Post Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:16 am
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the lemon juice works but you must squirt it directly into the mouth of the aptaisa with a syringe
Can anybody help me?

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Post Thu May 02, 2013 3:32 pm
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I always pull out the rock with them on it and burn them with a lighter. Works great.
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 10:57 pm
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Peppermint Shrimp. Had 3 of them in a tank that had like 30 aiptasia, over night 2/3 was gone. within the first week all the aiptasia was no were to be seen. I got them from petco, had my doubts but if it didn't do the job it was still a cool cleaner shrimp :)

Post Wed May 22, 2013 7:53 am
chefb_5 Level 5 Member
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Have to go with bigboss idea I had the same problem and pep shrimp is the answer.

Post Wed May 22, 2013 3:07 pm
vang6716 Level 2 Member
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I did try the pep shrimp, however as soom as I put the pep shrimp in the tank my lion fish grap it.
Thanks for all input..

Post Wed May 22, 2013 5:58 pm
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I'm looking to sale my black valiton lionfish, he is a medium size asking $60, also a maroon clown for $40. my number is 763-222-4313, if any interesting feel free to text me.

Thanks
shawn

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/f ... 25390.html

Post Thu May 23, 2013 6:32 am
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Post Thu May 23, 2013 8:51 pm
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not sure how big your tank is but you could just setup an 10gal QT tank and put the peppermint shrimp in there. take out the rock with the infested aiptasis (assuming the rock are small) and let the peppermint eat it overnight. or if you have room in your sump (assuming you are running a sump setup) you can throw the peppermint down there with the rock and let them chew it out.

Post Fri May 24, 2013 8:55 pm
Blue Demp Level 6 Member
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echoing peppermint shrimp. They'll be gone overnight.

Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:34 pm
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I would highly recommend using Red Sea's Aiptasia X. I have used it several times in my tanks (display and propagation) without any ill-effects to livestock or corals. Only treat a small number at a time as too much of the product can alter pH.

I have had terrible luck with peppermint shrimp too. While there is a chance they will snack on aiptasia, it is not their preferred meal. If you tend to overfeed even slightly the peppermint shrimp will likely ignore the aiptasia.


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