Aptasia solutions

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  1. Dean Schreuder

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    Good day all, have a huge outbreak of aptasia I have used aptasia X but they keep coming back.
    what is the most effective solution to get them to dissappear with out harming corals?
     
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    Filefish seem a popular solution these days.
     
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    Filefish has worked well for me. Although it does pick the odd coral now that the aiptasia are gone.
    Aiptasia-X does work, except you can never get all of them so they will keep coming back.
     
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    You could also try a couple of true peppermint shrimps, although they seem to be a bit of a hit and miss sometimes.
     
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    Found this on YouTube that helped me.
     
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    :iagree:
     
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    Joe's juice

    The newest and safest solution to ridding your tank of pesky aiptasia and majano anemones.

    Simply feed the problem anemone a small amount of Joe`s Juice and watch the results. Within minutes, the anemone will disappear, for good!Reef Safe formulation: will not harm corals or invertebratesNo injection requiredFeeding Aiptasia and Majano is simpleFeeding can be done with the lights onAiptasia and Majano DO NOT retract while being fedNo need to siphon anemone out of tank after applicationNo effects on water chemistryPesty anemone is eliminated...Applicator plus plastic control flow tip, which helps to eliminate spillage and increase feeding accuracy, included with every order
     
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    I used AiptasiaX and vinegar but these 'Things" come back even stronger. Then I was on my way to purchase a file fish when my LFS showed me what he is using in his tank to control aiptasia and that is where I got introduced to a Silver Scat. He cleared my problem and till today one of my best buys.
     
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    I can't find one
     
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    They are usually not hard to get. Place a request for the sponsors I am sure they will be able to get one for you. Just remember to ask for a Silver scat as you get different types of scats. Also they need to be acclimatized for full salt water, usually pet stores can help with that also.
     
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    But what happens to the scat when it's big? Filefish at least stay a manageable size
     
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    Silver Scats get huge 35cm+
     
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    File fish is usually a hit and miss, as far as I know Silver Scats have a better rate at dealing with aiptasia. Also it will take some time for it to reach 35cm by that time I will trade him off back to my LFS for a smaller one again.
     
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    Plus for the price I think they are well worth it.
     
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    Any suggestions, I asked around and nothing.
     
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    Did you try pet stop? If I remember another member purchased one in the Gauteng area and the LFS could get them when requested. I will also contact the LFS where I got mine.
     
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    Thanks, I tried two today with not Luck. I'll try pet stop. Appreciate your help.
     
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    Seeing as the number of scats used compared to the number of filefish, I don't think there's enough prove evidence for scats being more effective.
    How are scats with other corals?
     
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