How to get rid of this pest

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  1. Jade

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    Hi! Please help me! I need to get rid of this ugly brown polyps that's taking over my tank. Dint want to take rocks out as I will lose too many other species. Any advice? 20160724_195448.jpg 20160724_195436.jpg
     
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    Those nasties are aiptasia. Are they spread all over your tank?
    You can inject them with Aiptasi-X, Joes Juice or a diy mix, else you can try biological control - like a file fish or peppermint shrimp.
     
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    Yes they all ALL over! I have a small Nano tank so don't think the fish would work in there. Will the injections not get into the water and hurt my corals?
     
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    Youd inject a few at a time. Aiptasia-X is a thick paste and doesnt really get into the water column.
    If they are all over your tank, it is going to be a long process getting rid of them
     
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    Once you have them.......
     
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    @Jade, you could try a file fish. Sell it when it's done.
     
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    Thank you for your help! I have read about this after you identified it and have done boiling water with a needle. It seems to have killed the big ones but there's still loads of small ones that's too small and quick to zap with the needle.
     
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    What? Do they move?
     
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    Just inject it with vinegar. Its cheap and works like a boss. You can even use Kalk mix and inject with that.
     
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    30% VOL /FOOD grade hydrogen peroxide. Full syringe and squirt a little directly onto the polp and watch it explode. Check out some videos on YouTube. Don't do to many at once as it will increase your bioload
     
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    Killing Aiptasia with hydrogen peroxide!:
     
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    Yes, they retract into the rocks!
     
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    Where do I get that?? :confused1::confused1:
     
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    Any pharmacy
     

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