Aiptasia

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  1. Gilberto

    Gilberto MASA Contributor

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    Hi I thought I would just share this , it might just be coincidence but I had a tank that became completely overrun by aptasia . After trying everything I added a filefish who completely ignored them and they just got more and more . Eventually I tried again to kill them with a commercial product and after eliminating a few some got squished in the process this seemed to trigger the file fish off. After months of ignoring them he completely devoured hundreds of them off in a matter of 2 days .Not a single one to be seen .:)))))
     
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  3. mornewil

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    Great stuff. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Well done, that's good news.
     
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    thats just awesum dude,its like dipping food in garlic dip to entice the new fish:p
     
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    Hi @Gilberto
    I have a huge aiptasia problem. You won't be willing to lend me the filefish, would you ;)
    Or do you know where I can obtain one? I've tried a berghia coil, but they don't seem to have hatched ...
     
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  7. JackSplat

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    Petstop had several last time I was there, they should be able to help
     
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    How long did you have the coils, takes up to 6 weeks.
     
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  9. Gilberto

    Gilberto Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    If I could catch him you could have him lol as there are no aptasias left .I bought him
    from VIP in Northgate centre .As far as the berghia coils go I can't say as I've never tried this method but in all my experiences nothing works like a filefish .
    Good luck !
     
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    i agree they have a field day with aiptasia got two in my tank they did not take that long i think about 2 weeks and i just saw the aiptasia vanish like magic got none left and thinking of getting rid of 1 1 should be enough now that there is no aiptasia in my tank
     
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    Which type of filefish are we talking about? @Gilberto can you please post a pic?
     
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    I placed the coil in my tank probably around 4 months ago... Never saw anything ...

     
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    I know of people that have great success with the nudi coils but I am very interested in the filefish option especially if they also eat other food. Seems like a true long term solution if you reintroduce the aips with new corals and so on. @WarrenElvis
     
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    Sorry cant comment yet @Bendor have not yet been able to get my filefish. Shipment in 2 weeks time. But have only heard good things about them. Crazy part is was keeping things under control with aptasia x and I thought I was losing battle because they were popping up all over. But they seem to be disappearing slowly. Not sure if they go into hibernation lol
     
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    @Bendor they eat all foods so it would be the long term solution
     
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    The Aips are very very tricksy!!
     
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