Go Back   The Reef Tank > Reef Discussion Forums > General Reef Discussion
Register

Old 04-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
BitterRoses13
Plankton
 
BitterRoses13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 35
Tiny Aiptasia

Hello,

I never had aiptasia before, but I do now. I have a 65 gallon tank, and I noticed tiny tiny aiptasia on my live rocks (about 20 of them), and they are about 1 cm big. I looked up ways to get rid of them, but what I read is that I would have to get a chemical and inject it into the disk of the aiptasia with a needle. But they are so small, I dont know if it is possible. So I was wondering if there are other ways to get rid of them? Also, would it work if I just sucked them up through a tube that I use to do water changes when I siphon out the water? Or would that just cause a population explosion? Thank you!!!
BitterRoses13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
Loverotties
I've got the REEF rash!
 
Loverotties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 56,671
I'd try akalk paste and rub it on it.
__________________
George
Loverotties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
brittnayramsey
Plankton
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 10
i did the chemical (joe's juice) on my aptasia and bought some peppermint shrimp, they seem 2 be keepin it under control
brittnayramsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
brittnayramsey
Plankton
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 10
the aptasia react immediately to the chemical, it basically force feeding them as oppsed to injectioning them...
brittnayramsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I Just Saw A Tiny Sea Star... ktellerman General Reef Discussion 8 11-22-2009 07:17 AM
Tiny new Antdizzle General Reef Discussion 16 10-16-2008 02:44 PM
Tiny Aiptasia rajuncajun Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases 3 10-09-2008 07:30 PM
cerith snail is covered in tiny tiny polyp looking things jerseyguy1996 General Reef Discussion 7 04-27-2007 09:08 AM
Tiny Bubbles triggereel General Reef Discussion 2 10-18-2002 02:00 AM

Similar Issues
Issue Issue Starter Forum Replies Last Post
aptasia bubble algae infestation XeniaGirl Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases 27 2014-04-12 21:28:56
APTASIA ENENEMY CAN KILL CLOWN FISH tman23 General Reef Discussion 24 2012-04-21 07:54:11
are aptasia eating filefish reef safe? 14biocube General Reef Discussion 3 2009-05-14 11:59:39
will a long nose butterfly fish eat aptasia farmgirl Fish Archive 7 2003-08-04 13:39:55

Sponsor Our Community

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18 PM.


Powered by
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Our lawyer tells us that, by pressing the "New Thread" or "New Reply" button, you acknowledge that the opinions and information expressed in your article are yours alone and not those of thereeftank.com, dba The Reef Tank. Further, you agree to indemnify The Reef Tank, its moderators, administrators and agents from any and all liability which may arise as a result of your article. (C)opyright 2006 TheReefTank.com