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I've identified two tiny Aiptasias hitchhiking on the skeleton of my new Candy Cane.

I've read the methods of getting rid of it including:
  • Peppermint shrimp
  • Chemical stuff

Whilst it says DO NOT scrape it off, I just wanted to ask if I take the frag out of the tank and scrape it off an rinse under saltwater (freshwater will kill the coral?) could that wash it off?
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I would instead burn them off then cover the area with super glue

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+1 in my tank if they are small and removable they get blasted with a small torch for a few seconds, and if they are large they get a lemon juice injection

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I have a similar problem, but as soon as I take out the zoas out of the water, I cant even see aiptasia, it is floating and is clearly visible while in water, but when outside I can't even see it.

Is there any way to kill it while under water?

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I have a similar problem, but as soon as I take out the zoas out of the water, I cant even see aiptasia, it is floating and is clearly visible while in water, but when outside I can't even see it.

Is there any way to kill it while under water?


Needle and syringe and lemon juice, or you get the Apitasia X and cover his little head in it. It will melt him away! ;)

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I've got a rather large one in my tank...I bought the Lr he came on...he has grown a lot...Hes my favorite anemone. most people hate em...I'm one of the weirdo's that don't! lol

Edited by jec11718, 23 March 2012 - 04:22 PM.