I'm having trouble containing aiptasias in my tank right now. I used Aiptasia away before but it seems to just make them recede for a couple of weeks and then come back. I would like to hear more options on how to completely kill them.
Used aiptasia-x in the past, and did the same thing (more babies, and just acted like food for them). Used Franks F-Aptasia, and a week so far after treatment, everything I treated is still dead! I'd recommend it.There's a newer product over @ https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/f-aiptasia.542934/
I haven't used it yet, but it supposedly hardens over the aiptasia to block the spores from being released. Also requires the fans to be turned off so it can harden.
Kill them ASAP. I started with just 1. My lfs was looking at the frag weird and I thought nothing of it. They let me go home and that got massive. And I didn’t know what it was until I saw someone post about it. Then I tried to just scrape it off the plug. Bad idea now I’m constantly killing them. Tried peppermint shrimp and idk where they went. They are gone or hiding. Never see them. Then I got a copper band to eat them and the copper band died due to bacterial infection. Then I got apistas x and it works great but they still spread so I got another copper band and seems to be betterI am leery of attacking them in the display, for fear of causing them to spread. I am thinking of moving the affected rocks, which have some really nice coral attached, to a quarantine tank first.