Urgent help needed Berghia_verrucicornis

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  1. marsbrat

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    Hi all,

    I have developed a serious Aiptasia problem and looking for some of the above nudis. Does anyone perhaps have that they can spare?

    Can exchange :peroni:

    Thanks!
     
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    The Sea Slug Forum - Berghia verrucicornis
    Note added 20 August 2005: The animal used for Aiptasia control under the name Berghia verrucicornis is not that species. It has recently been named Aeolidella stephanieae.

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    Here are some Chemical options to look at...
    Chemical Control of Aiptasia - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    Thanks! Ok where can i get this one?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:...I have no idea...actually I can't even remember if their water temp is the same or if they are "colder species"...:blush:..why don't you try the Chemical route first...? What happens when all the Aptasia is gone...? I'll be worried the slug will nibble on the Corals...:eek:
     
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    Apparently those dont at anything but apt!

    Can u recommend a chemical that works!? Low maintenance if possible!
     
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    ...I gave you a Link with some Chemicals that have been tried...don't think there is "one thing" that works 100%..if that was the case...then the word "Aptasia" would not be known to the Reefing world...:p..
    :lol::lol::lol:..hmmmm probably Chemical...:p
     
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    You can go this way...although I don't like the idea of adding something to the Tank purely because a person has a "problem"...many forget that when the "problem" is gone, they have nothing too eat..or they find out that they can't "accommidate" it's eating habit or they are not compatable with the Tank, for whatever reason....either way...if you go this route, just make sure you get the right one...bare in mind, some filefishes have been sold under the Bristletail Filefish, when indeed, it was not...please do info first...compatable with fishes, Coral, Tank size..blah blah blah...:p
    The Bristletail filefish | Features | Practical Fishkeeping
     
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    You'll struggle to get hold of these nudis. They only eat aiptasia so won't touch any of your coral. They are warm water species.
    How many aiptasia do you have? Are they on rocks that can be removed?
    I prefer the chemical route, biological control is sometimes a bit hit or miss.
     
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    I have enough to share! You guys all welcome to come fetch!

    I have heard of a product called Terminator? Have u?
     
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    The main reason i was looking at a natural solution is most chemicals have to be injected and this usually results in the Aips spawning.
     
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    If i can remove the rocks, whats the best way of getting them off the rocks?
     
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    What about peppermint shrimps? heard that they eat them when they are in a group.
    Or use a syringe and some lemon juice. Just dont do to many at once.
     
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    Aiptasia Anemone - Information and Control Methods

    Here is a Site you can go thru...:)
     
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    Aiptasia Anemone - Information and Control Methods

    Here is a Site you can go thru...:)
     
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    I went to Exotic Aquariums last week to look for Peppermints. They recommended for a 4ft tank I get one.

    Since adding my R245 addition to the tank I have seen this shrimp once. I don't even know if he is still alive.

    I am interested in this lemon juice idea of yours. Can you give me more info and how does the lemon juice affect the water!?
     
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    I will look for the thread but the lemon juice just raises the PH slightly and u aren't using loads so it shouldn't have a big impact on your system. They just recommend sucking them out the next day and do a water change.



    More detailed information below:

    How To Eliminate Aiptasia Anemones with Lemon Juice A Reef Tank Safe, Effective, and Easy to Perform Injection Procedure That Costs Only Pennies!
     
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    Peppermint shrimps only work in threes or fours not less. use aptasia x it is the best
     
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    Also if you have aptasia dont feed brine shrimp.keep other feeding low otherwise they proliferate
     
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    Thanks Mandarinman!
     
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    I just took a chance with the lemon juice! Initial results look good!
     
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