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Hi is this this growing in my zoa frag an aiptasia? How can I get rid of it without hurting the zoas? It's been growing around my tank too. I also heard copperband butterflys are better then peppermint shrimps in a reef tank, is that true?20190902_010359.thumb.jpg.d60e80b88fedcf960fa452215084d3aa.jpg

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I had the same problem however I got rid of the aptisia by using the red sea aptisia-x without hurting the other poly.
Just ensure you turn off the wave maker and sump flow for 10 min to avoid the solution going into the other polys.
The aptesia will die by then with the red sea solution.

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Using copperband butterflyfishes is a great choice in the short term but if you care about the lives of these animals I’d avoid getting one unless you have the patience to train it to eat frozen food. Once all the aiptasia is gone these guys tend to die slowly from starvation


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If the cbb is trained to eat pallets or any other food, yes they are a nice addition. But otherwise don’t add them. I watched mine starved after all the aptasia and pods are gone, painfully. I tried everything except feeding live worms. Peppermint shrimps are way too fragile. Even the largest once get attacked by other shrimps and fish. Learn my lesson the hard way. Now using aptasia x


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tried shrimps but i don't believe they have done anything to the aiptasia. ended up treating the tank with red sea aiptasia-x repeatedly every other day until i couldn't see anymore. stay patient and repeat. 

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I used a high powered laser previously. ;)

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Concentrated kalk mix can kill aiptasia too. Go Google on it. 

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Using copperband butterflyfishes is a great choice in the short term but if you care about the lives of these animals I’d avoid getting one unless you have the patience to train it to eat frozen food. Once all the aiptasia is gone these guys tend to die slowly from starvation


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I second this, copperbanded butterfly are awesome in killing aptesia.
Mine cleared aptesia outbreak in 2 weeks and there is no more of that ever since.

After that, its quickly taken to PE mysis. It fed well on Easyreef Massticks too but for some reason that product is mo longer available in SG. :( .



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Usually I use a sringe with boiling water inside and target it to the base of the thing. It melts and gets destroyed. Always worked.

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