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  1. hypn

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    Hi Guys,

    My starter dwarf sea horse tank has become a host for these guys (photo below) and they are not shy at breeding and growing.

    Should I be concerned and start getting them out of the tank or are they beneficial. Please remember this would be for a dwarf seahorse tank and a small sting could kill them.

    Amphipods and copepods are now everywhere and I would hate to clear out the tank and lose all the good hitch hikers in the tank

    Any and all opinions appreciated

    Andre

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    They have benifitial properies wrt filter feeding capabilities...but pack a moerse powerful punch. get them out now
     
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    Thanks Franssny

    Any recommendation on the easiest way to remove them because there are quite a few, and a lot of small one's
     
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    those are aptasia (glass annenome) and as frans says can sting. the problem is they can breed fast and by the sound of it you have a slight problem. there are a number of ways to kill them, the most common is by direct injection. I would geta product like aptasiaX or kalkwasser and inject them now while they are small and well before you have sea horses in there. do a search on aptasia and their controll, there is lots of info on it :)
     
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    do NOT attempt manual removal as that will cause the population to explode:p
     
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    No probs, I am sure I was the aptasia king....slaked lime (pharmacy sells it), just mix to a paste with RO & squirt into the "mounth"
     
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    Thanks guys, always nice to know that you could call on the group for a answer. I will do a bit of research because they have made themselves at home and one did create a population boom.
     
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