Pest?

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  1. Randywizard

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    Hi guys, my brother was baby sitting my tank in the last week and I got like 10 of these, are they bad esp for my zoas?

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    Those are aiptasia @Randywizard . They are pest anemones and can multiply extremly fast. Best to tackle them now before they spread too much.
    With so few, id go the chemical route. Ive had success with red seas Aiptaisa-X
     
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    If they only growing on the ship, id rather remove the whole ship and treat them outside the tank.
     
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    thanks guys, nope they in lots of diff spots now. will remove mechanically as i am very wary of chemicals
     
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    Almost impossible to do that. Any bit that remains on the rock will grow back.
     
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    okie dokie so what safe checmical is best? i do have a fire shrimp but not sure hes coping then, should i get another? 125l tank
     
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    do have two blue legged hermits doing the rounds if that helps?
     
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    Fireshrimp are good cuc but dont eat aiptasia.

    Aiptasia X works well. Since you only applying to the anemones, it has little to no effect on other livestock.
     
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    Aiptasia X . Working well and has been working well for years. Easiest way.
     
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    and wont damage the other corals cause i se some has grown in between my zoas and an elegance?

    thanks for the help!
     
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    Inject carefully. The aiptasia will close almost immediately. Some will land on the zoas, as long as you gently blow it off (i find a syringe works rather well) without disturbing the aiptasia, then the coral will be fine.
     
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