What is this?

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  1. Marthinette

    Marthinette

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    I bought a new piece of rock and moved the corals in my 40 L Nano tank.
    I saw something move on the rock.. See centre of the picture. Not sure what it is and whether good or bad. It's approx 3mm [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jacojs

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    Looks like aiptasia. Unfortunately bad but you can kill it. Dont wait too long because they spread. Can inject with vinegar, boiling water or peroxide.
     
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    Its the dreaded Aptasia that everybody hates
     
  5. Marthinette

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    Do I drop vinegar on it?
     
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  6. Jacojs

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    Apparently you have to inject it with a needle and syringe. Using peroxide you can just squirt it onto it. Not sure how good the peroxide method works but they say to get the 30% strength peroxide. Google it, there are a few videos on youtube ;)
     
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  7. Jacojs

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    Looks cool to see them melting :)
     
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    Successfully removed 4 of them in my tank with the boiling water method.

     
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    Thats awesome!
     
  10. Marthinette

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    I used boiling water. Haven't seen it since. Hoping for a fast death! Thanks for your help
     
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