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Old 03-06-2013, 9:33 PM   #1
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Aiptasia eating fish

What kind of success have you had with fish that are supposed to eat aiptasia? Peppermint shrimp have worked well for me but I have an aiptasia problem in another tank that has an eel.

Any fish you would recommend? And where could I get one?

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Butterfly or Filefish if I remember right.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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File fish - also easy to catch if you need to remove. Make sure you get the right species - some LFS sell other filefish that do not eat aptasia

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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I had great success with a matted filefish

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Apparently the copper banded butterfly is great. Also berghai nudis.my peppermint shrimp seem to take care of all the small ones.

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Old 03-07-2013, 1:12 PM   #6
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I had a Heinochus angel that would go mad at them but only if they were small polyps. Wouldn't touch the larger ones. My file fish is ugly, but I haven't seen anymore since I out him in there.

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Old 03-07-2013, 2:45 PM   #7
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So now here's the question, where can I get one? Maybe one to borrow until the job is done? I have things like chaeto or nassarious snails to trade if someone has one to lend

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Picked up a file fish from a member. Didn't appear it was doing anything withe the aptasia. But what I have since noticed is that when I used to kill it off it would be back in a week. Now I killed it off and it hasn't come back. Conclusion? I think the file fish likes the new small stuff and is getting anything that is sprouting.

When I bought it I planned on selling it to another member who wanted it when I am done. But now, he has grown on me. LOL. Sorry Jef4ry.


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I had not planned on getting a butterfly but I guess I will get a couple of them. Is it cool if I get 2 of these guys. They wont fight or anything will they if I put 2 coral banded butter flys in my 75 gal. Thank You!!!!

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I had not planned on getting a butterfly but I guess I will get a couple of them. Is it cool if I get 2 of these guys. They wont fight or anything will they if I put 2 coral banded butter flys in my 75 gal. Thank You!!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #11
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File fish 4 aphasia

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So now here's the question, where can I get one? Maybe one to borrow until the job is done? I have things like chaeto or nassarious snails to trade if someone has one to lend
I know that memo carries them, that where I got mine

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Old 03-10-2013, 7:11 AM   #12
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I tried the superglue suggestion that was made to me a while back and wow it worked like a charm. I had one aptasia that was growing on a radioactive dragon eye zoa plug and causing several of the zoas not to open up, so i took the plug out, added a drop of superglue to the aptasia and placed it back in tank, and voila no more aptasia. Now all the zoas are opening up nicely, worked like a charm.
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Old 03-11-2013, 9:37 PM   #13
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Does anyone have trouble with these fish eating your good polyps ? Ive been seeing a few pop up lately.

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They will eat zoas and softys.

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When I bought it I planned on selling it to another member who wanted it when I am done. But now, he has grown on me. LOL. Sorry Jef4ry.
Haha. no problem! I figured you would & I was going to look for one anyway =)
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