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Hello all,

I have a couple of tiny aiptasia growing in between some zoas. I have some F-Aiptasia but it says not to let it touch live coral.
How the heck to I cover the aiptasia without touching the zoas when they are right in the middle of them killing zoas around them?
Please help!
 
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There is no way. You will kill the zoas long before you kill the aiptasia.
 

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Natural predation may be the best fix. Berghia nudibraches will almost certainly take care of them. I've always had a few in my tanks. They will bother the zoas until finally killing them. If you can get to the aiptasia with the rock out of water (without harming the zoas), try using some super glue to glue the little suckers shut. This may do the job, but is tricky and not always a definite.
 

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Hello all,

I have a couple of tiny aiptasia growing in between some zoas. I have some F-Aiptasia but it says not to let it touch live coral.
How the heck to I cover the aiptasia without touching the zoas when they are right in the middle of them killing zoas around them?
Please help!
You can absolutely use aptasia-x between Zoas with a small head syringe. I use a Julian Sprung’s thing and it might annoy the Zoas but doesn’t kill them.

I have had aptaisa X blow directly on SPS colonies and BTA’s and it does nothing to them.
 

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If you touch them, they should retract. Then dab a little superglue gel over them to seal them up. If you accidentally get some glue on a zoa, it'll slough it off in a day or two.
 
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You can absolutely use aptasia-x between Zoas with a small head syringe. I use a Julian Sprung’s thing and it might annoy the Zoas but doesn’t kill them.

I have had aptaisa X blow directly on SPS colonies and BTA’s and it does nothing to them.
Not aiptasia-x... F-Aiptasia...does it matter?
 

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It does. Aiptasia-X won't kill your corals. It may not kill your aiptasia, either, but that's another story. I haven't tried F-Aiptasia, but I use Aiptasia-X regularly, and it's often drifted on to my zoanthids. They don't like it, and will close up, but it doesn't kill them.
 

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Get a file fish it is that easy problem solved that other crap don't work. My whole tank was covered with them ,I tried lassers aptasia x ,injected them with pickle lime. Nothing helped got three file fish in 3 days not a one left . They are amazing little fish but ugly as hell.
 
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I think your worries about F Aiptasia are spot on. I was planning to use it to trim back some GSP. Ive used AiptasiaX with success. I’ve also used peppermint shrimp (make sure they’re actually peppermint shrimp) with success as well.
 

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