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Your probably never gonna get rid of every single one, but some in the tank is not that big of a deal imo. The nudis seem to work really well but if you have a wrasse or another fish like it, it will eat them all before they can make any kind of dent in the Aiptasia. Aiptasia eating file fish will eat them up but now your adding a fish, potentially causing some quarrels with the new fish. If you get the correct peppermint shrimpd they will also eat the Aiptasia but like nudis any fish that can eat them will. I dont have either of those options so every month or so I dose them with Aiptasia x which works really well for me and keeps them in check. I would definitely not pull any live rocks with Aiptasia on them and nuke the rocks just to try and eradicate the Aiptasia as it will kill all the good things in/on the rocks which would probably cause problems in your system. Good luck and don't sweat Aiptasia's in your tank.
Not true on the wrasses. Nudi’s eat the aiptasia from within the rock and stay within the rock until they can no longer find aiptasia, additionally they are active only at night when predators are asleep. Only when aiptasia is limited in numbers will they come come out.
 

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Not true on the wrasses. Nudi’s eat the aiptasia from within the rock and stay within the rock until they can no longer find aiptasia, additionally they are active only at night when predators are asleep. Only when aiptasia is limited in numbers will they come come out.
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I believe most fish will leave them alone because of their diet. You can tell a hungry Berghia by how white they are. Ones that have eaten will take on the color of the Aiptasia they just dined on storing it in their cerata. Doing so might make them too "spicy" for most fish to handle.
 

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Not true on the wrasses. Nudi’s eat the aiptasia from within the rock and stay within the rock until they can no longer find aiptasia, additionally they are active only at night when predators are asleep. Only when aiptasia is limited in numbers will they come come out.
Well I was going off personal experience from a friend's tank who added nudis and he watched over the course of a couple weeks or so 2 of his wrasses and a couple damsels eating the nudis while lights were on.
 

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Well I was going off personal experience from a friend's tank who added nudis and he watched over the course of a couple weeks or so 2 of his wrasses and a couple damsels eating the nudis while lights were on.
Not saying I don't believe that happened, just that my experience was different. I even paused after I put them in the frag tank with kind of an oh sh-- moment when I realized that the six line might make quick work of them. He inspected and moved on while I cringed and contacted my local dry cleaner to drop off my underwear. I also have put them in my main display which has damsels in it with identical results. Peppermint shrimp and the like will make quick work of them I'd imagine, but none of my fish have given them a second glance.
 
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Not saying I don't believe that happened, just that my experience was different. I even paused after I put them in the frag tank with kind of an oh sh-- moment when I realized that the six line might make quick work of them. He inspected and moved on while I cringed and contacted my local dry cleaner to drop off my underwear. I also have put them in my main display which has damsels in it with identical results. Peppermint shrimp and the like will make quick work of them I'd imagine, but none of my fish have given them a second glance.
Well I believe you and I'm gonna try em someday and hope your experience is what I experience.
 

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Well I was going off personal experience from a friend's tank who added nudis and he watched over the course of a couple weeks or so 2 of his wrasses and a couple damsels eating the nudis while lights were on.
Ah the ole bears it from a friend that maybe saw something but idk as I don’t have any personal experience lol

what I described is exactly what happens from personal first hand experience with many predators in a 180. Such as a filefish, copperband, wrasse, peppermint shrimp, trigger, dragonette.

best to give advice that is from true experience not hearsay.
 

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Ah the ole bears it from a friend that maybe saw something but idk as I don’t have any personal experience lol

what I described is exactly what happens from personal first hand experience with many predators in a 180. Such as a filefish, copperband, wrasse, peppermint shrimp, trigger, dragonette.

best to give advice that is from true experience not hearsay.
Ok, it's all made up, they don't get eaten by fish, :rolleyes:
 
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My copper band butterfly ate all mine within 3 days of putting him the display tank. Now I grow aiptasia in the frag tank. If I place a rock or shell or frag rack with aiptasia on it, he eats it within seconds of being place in the DIsplay Tank. Maybe you could borrow a CBB.
 
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