04-19-2012, 04:40 PM
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totaly agree dude!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by onefish2fish
peppermint shrimp would be my suggestion to "attempt" to help with the problem but not all of them will eat it. the reason the shrimp being the better choice because they will readily except other foods as well compared to the other choices. again they may or may not eat the aiptasia though. the berghia nudibranch being prob. the best at eating it but the worst choice as i believe this is their primary food source causing them to slowly starve when the infestation is clear unless ofcourse you pass them along. honestly im not much of one to buy something to "help fix" a problem, its like getting cats if you have mice but then what you get a dog because you have cats? lol. as much of a pain as it might be i would remove a rock or two every few days - week and work 20 minutes on them killing the aiptasia and replacing the rock into the tank. since you mention a 4 foot deep tank, maybe ziptie a piece of airline tubing to a dowel and get it close to the mouth ( its center ) of aiptasia as possible without bumping it ( which will cause it to retract ) and run some aiptasiaX or similiar down the airline tubing if that makes sense? either way in a short time the problem will be handled and nothing will need to be added, and again if need be a few peppermint shrimp from a few different sources if you feel you have to go that route.