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post #11 of 15 Old 04-19-2013, 07:15 AM
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Aiptasia X works. I had my QT down to about two and got lazy and ignored it. It's back up to about 6 which I will take care of this weekend. I had a least 50-60 plus when I started and took out 8-10 or so once a week. IT DOES WORK!

I have heard of people using it with great success stories. It unfortunately didn't work when I tried it. I don't know if I just couldn't find every single aiptasia, or if I just wasn't doing it right. More stories than not say this stuff works. I am just saying personally, I didn't have luck.



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I have tried everything. The only thing that I swear by for aptasia is peppermint shrimp. I do not know how they will fare with the puffers, but they are the only thing I have had luck with. My buddy swears by the Copperband, but once the aptasia is gone, they tend to be fussy eaters.
I have one peppermint shrimp and I'm not sure if he does any good for the aptasia. He pops out immediately when I feed, but stays very close to rocks to get away. I'm not sure if any of my inhabitants would bother him or not, so I don't know why he's so shy. Perhaps the six line wrasse??

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. Perhaps the six line wrasse??

Interesting. I have heard about these guys when it comes to Bristleworms, but never aiptasia. These are very aggressive fish for their size. I had one in a 46 bow that chased a Red-Headed Fairy Wrasse, three firefish and a lawnmover blenny out of the tank. In my opinion, this fish is best in a 90 gallon or better. What size is this tank again?



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Interesting. I have heard about these guys when it comes to Bristleworms, but never aiptasia. These are very aggressive fish for their size. I had one in a 46 bow that chased a Red-Headed Fairy Wrasse, three firefish and a lawnmover blenny out of the tank. In my opinion, this fish is best in a 90 gallon or better. What size is this tank again?
You miss understood me. I'm not talking about the wrasse eating aptasia, I'm talking about it bullying the peppermint shrimp, just because the shrimp stays close to rock. My tank is 75 gallons, and I've never seen my wrasse harrass anyone in the tank. I hope he chops on bristleworms once in awhile, cause I have lots of them :)

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Yeah, a 75 might be enough room. I just didn't have any luck in my 46. That must have been too small.
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