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Old 05-22-2015, 10:02 AM   #61
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I use pickling lime as well. I make a thick paste and feed it to the evil things(make them close around it) then cover them with it.

Has worked great for me for years.

Also peppermints will rarely work unless the aptasia is the only food source available in the tank(which it almost never is) I have had success with them in a bare holding tank where they were rarely fed and new frags and corals would be put in for a few days prior to going into the display.

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Old 05-22-2015, 10:17 AM   #62
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peppermints worked for me on 2 separate occaisions fwiw. they don't take down the huge ones though so i had to nuke with aptasia x. They can be trouble, i've caught them pulling polyps out of purple stylos on occaision. They haven't touched the lps yet or the acros but i have had them tear into an LTA once (they were totally starving as my tank was under fed at that time). I'll probably start pulling some out soon as i have too many. If i dump in extra food, or feed at night, they definitely slow down on taking apart aptasia.

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Old 05-22-2015, 11:17 AM   #63
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Just dropped some on a patch of GSP that keeps coming back. Here's what the slurry looks like in the water.




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Old 05-22-2015, 11:18 AM   #64
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thanks for posting that! very helpful

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Old 05-22-2015, 11:20 AM   #65
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Also, I have more Rooto and syringes than I can ever use. If anyone ever is in need, just give me a shout.

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a bunch of peppermint shrimp are the only thing that has ever really worked for me

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Old 08-03-2015, 7:27 PM   #67
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So use this same treatment to get rid of those invasive green polyps !! ????
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Old 08-04-2015, 3:54 PM   #68
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Why not just sticky this thread? Or do a write up and sticky it? We're still posting on a 6 year old thread, lol

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Thanks.

I've tried several methods for controlling aptasia with little real success. I'll give this a shot.

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Old 08-17-2015, 5:04 AM   #72
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So use this same treatment to get rid of those invasive green polyps !! ????
Yes, but it's taking me about 6 months doing a treatment like once or twice a month, lol.
I still have a few I need to take care of.
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Old 09-27-2015, 2:54 PM   #73
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A quick question. I couldn't find the Rooto brand stuff but I grabbed this from HomeDepot. It says it contains NaOH so I assume it's the same.

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So I did the treatment last week. It worked very well. I killed a lot of aptasia, some polyps that had been taking over and even some bubble algae. I did get some on my mystic sunset monti and killed a little but the rest was fine. It got on a torch head but again, it was fine. I went overboard and it made my ph jump way high but was good by the next morning. I cut the mix in half so there is a ton left if anyone wants to try it.

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I also used this method a few weeks ago to melt some ugly palys that were taking over a rock and starting to encroach on some acros. Worked great!

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I am extremely new to the hobby but I trained my peppermint shrimp to eat aiptasia.

My way may not be always the answer but it truly worked for me.

After 1 day of releasing my shrimps (4) into the tank all the aiptasia's were gone. Totally gone I couldn't believe my eyes.

My tank was infested.

1. Feed the peppermint shrimp with flakes in quarantine net for 3 days.
2. Feed the aiptasia on a frag rock and place the frag in the quarantine net.
3. If the shrimp starts to attack and eat aiptasia the shrimp is ready!
4. Keep that shrimp in the net to teach the other shrimp and release in the tank.


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Where did you get your shrimp from? They seem to be hit or miss depending on the source.

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Where did you get your shrimp from? They seem to be hit or miss depending on the source.
Petco lol I just had to train them for few days.. Out of 4 one of them was the first one to go for the food that was in aiptasia. And others followed. I had 1 in the tank untrained it never touched aiptasia so I went and bought 3 more and trained it before letting them out.
Now all 4 hunts for aiptasia.
But I have none in the tank

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I've tried berghia nudibranchs as my first attempt at peppermint shrimp failed. I bought 5 for a 17 gallon. It was expensive and they worked for 2-3 months. Now, the aiptasia is back and my nudibranchs are nowhere to be found. I might try it again. When it worked, it worked really well.

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About a week ago I found a aiptasia on one of my rocks, started looking closer and then spotted about 10 more throughout my new live rock. Kinda expected it since I had got live rock. Anyways bought a file fish and put it into the tank after acclimating it and went to bed. Woke up the next afternoon and woke up to all the aiptasia gone, couldn't find a single one anywhere. File fish is the way to go.


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