Noob here - is this the dreaded Aiptasia ?

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  1. 6x9base13

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    Been on a little coral stocking spree , so far so good except I think I picked up Aiptasia. The brown fingers just below the Ric ?

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    Say it ain't so please !

    Edit to add: yes , yes I know ! I need a tank thread with details and pics. Will do so on the weekend when I figure out how to get the damn coralline spots off the glass !!
     
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    Looks like it.
    I Say yes it is:(
    Some vinegar will do the trick. 1ml per 100 litres of water is the max you can inject at a time.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply !!! Read about the vinegar thing, will research and tackle it asap !
     
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    Peppermint Shrimps are the best way to sort out Aiptasia in my experience. I had loads of them, added 3 Peppermints and in a week they were all gone. Natural is always best in my opinion. And the bonus is once the Aiptasia are all gone, the shrimps eat scraps of food left over like any others would do
     
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    I'm thinking if going this route in my tank. There are loads. But in his case it would be easier to just inject the one, though peppermint shrimp are really cool. How many do you think I could have in my tank? 225 litres. 2?.

    Sorry for the hijack:blush:
     
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    My tank is 450 litres and I hav 3 so I reckon 2 shud be enuf. Mine sorted out aiptasia in no time and I havent had an issue since
     
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    100% sure it is Aiptasia
     
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    Peppermint shrimp and Ric's ??

    IMO a no no.
     
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    Why do you say this, do they eat ric's?

    I have a Pepé (my shrimp's name), and haven't seen Aiptasia anywhere except on this one spot of my hammer's base - the shrimp refuses to tackle that one :lol:
     
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    Depends which peppermint shrimp you have/get. Not all but some eat Ric's and shrooms. And some Ric's eat peppermint shrimp. :m33:
     
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    Thanks all !!

    Pondering this I think I'll try find a peppermint shrimp from a sponsor tomorrow, failing which, that rock is fairly easily removable and it'll get the vinegar treatment.

    My bigger nightmare now is that I found two clusters (if that's the right term) of brown paly's which I really don't want :( One is on a tip,so I can just break that section of rock off. The other is around my green zoa's :( !!
     
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    But since they are around your other zoas be careful
     
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    Ah, cool. That might do the trick. Will research and ponder. Was also thinking of trying to frag / move the Zoa's onto another rock and just tossing that one, but after pulling it through a massive nudi clean up I'm sort of emotionally invested in my first coral / rock purchase :blush:
     
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