Just curious, how many of you have aiptasia?

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My LFS sells peppermint shrimp for $15 each. It can get pretty costly if they end up as a snack to my blue throat. They also have a filefish, they call an Aiptasia Filefish. Not sure if it's just a marketing thing, or is a specific Filefish for aiptasia.
 

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I started with mostly dry rock but did bring a couple in with a piece of Fiji live rock I used to seed everything. I was able to eradicate them quickly with boiling water. Three and a half years later, I'm still aiptasia free.
 

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I'm about to make an order for Berghia Nudibranchs from Saltyunderground. Has anybody had experience with them and or other Nudibranchs? How many should I order? 25 Gallon Lagoon + 45 gallon breeder tank full of them, plus a refugium with rocks that have them too. Has anyone been able to successfully breed them in your tank? I had a friend who bought them and they wiped out the aptasia, but then starved and the aptasia came back after a few months. Must not have eliminated all of them.
 
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I have a couple. F aiptasia works really well on the ones I can find.




How do people keep butterflys in their tanks with corals? Im really nervous to try that, I went the peppermint route and they demolished some acans overnight,!
Keep them fat and happy with regular food. At least that's how I keep mine
 
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I have a couple. F aiptasia works really well on the ones I can find.




How do people keep butterflys in their tanks with corals? Im really nervous to try that, I went the peppermint route and they demolished some acans overnight,!
Same here. Peppermints are my acans like donuts. I noticed that the peppermints tend to feed on corals in their area that they stay in. I had a pagoda that just wouldn’t open up. Moved it to the opposite end of the tank and it’s doing fine. I even see them digging in the mouth of my plates. But you know what, I’m happy to feed them occasional acans if they keep aiptasia away. I haven’t seen aiptaisa in my tank for months.
 

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I have plenty in my weir, but none in my display tank thanks to my file fish and to a lesser extent CBB. Here is my what some may call aiptasia scrubber:

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No uneaten food can ever enter my sump. This area of my weir is also used as a training ground for new filefish. My present filefish did not touch any aiptasia initially. After three weeks living in this aiptasia heaven, he became an efficient hunter.

Furthermore, I occasionally scrape a few aiptasia to offer something different to my CBB as shown below:

 

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I have plenty in my weir, but none in my display tank thanks to my file fish and to a lesser extent CBB. Here is my what some may call aiptasia scrubber:

P1130230.jpg


No uneaten food can ever enter my sump. This area of my weir is also used as a training ground for new filefish. My present filefish did not touch any aiptasia initially. After three weeks living in this aiptasia heaven, he became an efficient hunter.

Furthermore, I occasionally scrape a few aiptasia to offer something different to my CBB as shown below:

I want those aiptasia. They are huge.
 

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I had one pop up on a frag. Hit it with Aiptasia-X... the one became two, rinse repeat, etc. Got some peppermint shrimp. That did nothing. Got a CBB and within a week never spotted another again.
 

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