Aiptasia

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Think I've found my 1st aiptasia on the base of my hammer, I have some aiptasia x coming on Tuesday, just wondering, if I make a mistake and get some aiptasia x on the stem of the hammer will it be ok. I would go natural and get something like a peppermint shrimp but as I dont seem to have a lot of these aiptasia I am not sure it would survive

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Reply #1

If you turn all the flow off for 5 mins previous then 15 mins post application I find Aiptasia X works fantastically. The needles that come with it are directional to add accuracy.
You get some particles come out into the water body when you turn the pumps back on but I have a variety of corals such as hammers it’s never damaged them.
As for true peppermint they live on plenty of other stuff so no worries there.... but as with all nature no guarantees they will eat it.


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If its just the 1 aiptasia and you can remove the frag from the tank? Ide be tempted to just putty over the bugger!
Pep shrimps are hit and miss, some eat them some dont, i wouldnt bother for the one.
If you do decide to go the juicing route again ide remove the frag to do it, less chance of spores releasing back.
Aiptaisia can be a bother, you may have one for ages and no more. You might have one, atack it and have 100s sometimes cures work, sometimea they dont.   

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It is the 1st one I've seen and the hammer is not stuck down, like the suggestion of removing the frag, think I'm gonna do that.

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Putty on, hopefully worked a treat.  Thank you

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Think I've found my 1st aiptasia on the base of my hammer, I have some aiptasia x coming on Tuesday, just wondering, if I make a mistake and get some aiptasia x on the stem of the hammer will it be ok. I would go natural and get something like a peppermint shrimp but as I dont seem to have a lot of these aiptasia I am not sure it would survive
I had an Aiptasia issue. One peppermint shrimp did the business. I tried him after not having the best results with AiptasiaX.


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I had an Aiptasia issue. One peppermint shrimp did the business. I tried him after not having the best results with AiptasiaX.


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Excellent advice they are my method of choice .
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Reply #7

Small ones i put superglue on them.

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Peppermint for me too. Brilliant little critters
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