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  1. jumboswart

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    Can anyone tell me what this is growing out of a piece of LR?:confused1:

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    looks like apatasia
     
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    I believe aptasia is bad so how do I get rid of it an d why is it bad?
     
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    aptiasia in itself is not a bad thing; it is a type of anemone and is a filter feeder, and thus helps with your filtration. however, they multiply EXTREMELY quickly and are nearly impossible to eradicate once they have gotten a foothold in your tank, and will quickly overrun it. just google it for some pics :p

    there are several products on the market that can help, personally I had good success with "aiptiasia-x", there are others as well, just ask around.

    copperband butterflies, peppermint shrimp and certain nudibranches are also known to feed on them.

    good luck!
     
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    go get aptiasiaX and nuke the bugger:thumbup:
     
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    id also agree aptasia and i would get rid of the bar#$$##$# quickly before he starts sprouting babies. i dont think predatory controll is a good idea for aptasia and especially not an isolated one, so get a syringe and a needle plus some kalkwasser, lemon juice, aptasia ex, joes juice as your preference might be and hammer the bugger:)
     
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    Ok so got some joes juice yesterday and this am no sign of the bugger lets hope it stays that way:wave2:
     
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    oh dear, what happened when you gave it the juice? joes juice usually makes the thing pop and releases spores, aiptasia x by red sea plugs it so it cant release spores on death, the one in the photo looks small though, don't think it would be a problem :thumbup:
     
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    It just pulled into itself and havent seen anything else since
     
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    If it comes back. . . . Try peppermint shrimps. . .they are magic at removing aptasia. .
     
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