Aiptasia

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  1. Habanero

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    Hello guys/gals

    I currently have access to some aptasia eating nudibranches and was wondering if this would be something anyone on this forum would be interested in? I currently have a few and will be able to get some tomorrow as well?

    Thats all
    Let me know
     
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  3. DeanT

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    Would Love some !
    My file fish didn't so the job so I need another solution to getting rid of aptasia
     
  4. Habanero

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    I am traveling to brackenfell tomorrow from witsand so if they survive the trip i will let you know I have about 8 and its about 350km so ya I wish O had these oaks when I had a Aptasia issue but as soon as aptasia is gone they will most prob starve to death cause they will die of starvation before they change their diet.
     
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  5. Habanero

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    Godiva quadricolor

    Ok I have gotten an ID on the exact name for these oaks I have they are Godiva quadricolor they eat Anemones and other Nudibranches.

    These little guys are already laying some eggs in my tank buuuut I have a lack of aptasia for them to feed on.
    So if someone in my area would be so kind as to supply me with a aptasia infected piece of something I would gladly give them a nudibranch for free.

    I want to attempt to breed these suckers and thus help annihilate aptasia from our aquariums for good if anyone is keen on this idea please pm me and we can arrange something.
     
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    Tagging along. Concern is that guys who have any other anemone in their tank runs the risk of having this nudi eat their prized tube or flame coloured anemone.

    Another concern would be once they have decimated an aiptasia population and have no other food, when they die will they not release toxins into a reefers tank that could wipe out the tank?

    Anyone have some comments on my concerns raised. I have 2 well established tube anemones that I don't want to risk loosing. Could remove them till aiptasia is gone.
     
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    As far as I know they will die if the food supply runs out but if you monitor the aptasia you can give the little bugger to the next guy that has a aptasia issue before it dies of hunger.

    I am not so sure about the toxins they release if they die but I know they take on the stinging cells of the anemones they eat so I would assume they will have the same effect as a small anemone dying in your tank.

    As for the eating your precious anemone , they don't really specify if they only eat certain anemones but I would assume they eat any anemone just to be safe.
    But I think they would prefer a aptasia over something like Bubble tip seeing as the aptasia is smaller and a bit softer so I would assume it would be easier to eat.
     
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    if they going to attack my anenome, then there is no chance of them getting in my tank.

    i have a few anenomes, and not risking them one bit
    will have to try other methods to get rid of the aptasia
     
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    hi i got me 2 of tese fellas over easter .one of them laid some eggs in my tank, should i move rhe eggs to a container or just leave them i, the tank
     
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    hi, where did you get them?
     
  11. roelof

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    got them in pe
     
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    Remove them to a container and place some aiptasia in container
     
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    How do I get these to jhb?
     
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    @roelof you run the risk that the eggs might be eaten by all sorts of things, even pods in the system.
     
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    what is aiptasia?
     
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    Lol.
    It is an anemone but it is not good for your tank. It multiplies quickly and takes over also stinging your corals. Eventually killing them if left to be.
     
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    Its evil...the purest form of aquarium evil. Once established in an aquarium, very difficult to get rid off.
     
  18. Rob99

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    Hi there, I would really like to get some from you if possible. I'm in Benoni however only able to collect next week as I'm traveling this week
     
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    what does it look like
     
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    will try to move eggs found 2 more eggspirals today,how long do they take to harch, will keep all informed on progress,
     
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