Aptasia Solution in a Cuttle Tank??

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  1. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I have aptasia in my cuttle tank and was wondering if anyone ahs any solutions that would help. I normally would buy 25 peppermint shrimps and watch them dissapear, but obviously, the shrimps would become food real quick.

    Ive been using a syringe and using boiling kalk, but they still pop up after a week or so. Is Joes juice better??

    I have 4 5 month old bandensis in this tank. Would a copperband be ok?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. cuttlegirl

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    i used joes juice on my old angler tank, it worked well. copperbands are realy hard to keep in my opinion, unless you get the red sea species which is harder to find and much more expensive. i would go with the nudibranch if you can get ahold of one.
     
  4. Paradox

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    Has anyone had any experience with this nudibranch? I thikn i might have tried one a looong time ago and it didnt eat it. But I might be geting this mixed up with a nudi I bought to eat hair algae heh..
     
  5. William Tyson

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    i know that those nudi's work, they use them at a local lfs but they change 60 a pop so i didnt buy any
     
  6. Colin

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    I'd be tempted to go with the Joes Juice or a similar product. Either that or set up a small 5 gal tank that you can have a few pep shrimps in and transfer rock back and forth until the cuttles have passed on.

    I used to syringe mine
     
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    but wouldn't moving the rocks and stuff upset the cuttle?
     
  8. Colin

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    No more so than general tank maintenance or sticking your hand in with a syringe.

    i agree it is not ideal but neither is having aiptasia... depends how badly you want rid of them? :)
     
  9. joefish84

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    step 1

    take out infested rocks

    step 2

    get out the gel formula super glue

    step 3

    super glue the bastards in their places covering them completely

    step 4

    let glue dry out of water

    step 5

    place rock back in tank


    thats how ive always done it in my reef tank and i did this in my bimacs tank without any problems
     
  10. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The kalk or joesjuice will work, but it need to be ingested by the appy. Simply covering it will allow it to grow back.

    :D
     
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    From a NZ reefing forum I frequent.....


    Hope this helps.
     
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    Or this ,

     
  13. Andy Lister

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    See if you can find a small frag of a Euphyllia coral, a branching bit will work best and move it around to the locations of the aptasia and leave it overnight, it will sting the pants off the anemone and kill it, then the next day move it to the next location.

    I did this in my reef tank, and there is 100kg of fiji live rock in there and had it all cleared in under a week!

    im sure your LFS will lend you a bit if you promise to bring it back, or track down someone who is fragging theirs!

    ~Andy
     
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    which will mean that the thing will need to be injected.
     
  15. Paradox

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    ive used kalk and it does kill them, but they do pop up again a week or two later. I just ordered some joe's juice and will try that, but I feel that I might need a predator to work in conjuction with manual killing because there are probably many I cant see or get to that are reproducing and introducing more into the tank..

    Thanks!
     

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