The BEST eradicator of the evil Aiptasia Anemone!

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THE MOST successful way to eradicate aiptasia anemones?

  • Aiptasia X

    Votes: 86 11.4%
  • Peppermint Shrimp

    Votes: 157 20.8%
  • Hand Removal

    Votes: 14 1.9%
  • Laser

    Votes: 11 1.5%
  • Superglue

    Votes: 24 3.2%
  • Berghia Nudibranch

    Votes: 126 16.7%
  • Rock Removal and clean

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • Lemon Juice

    Votes: 12 1.6%
  • F-Aiptasia

    Votes: 60 7.9%
  • Kalk Injection

    Votes: 31 4.1%
  • Filefish

    Votes: 66 8.7%
  • Copperband Butterfly Fish

    Votes: 61 8.1%
  • Other Livestock (please explain in a post)

    Votes: 15 2.0%
  • Other Product (please explain in the thread)

    Votes: 13 1.7%
  • I've had no success

    Votes: 64 8.5%

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PhreeByrd

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Yeah, I tried all of the Joe's Juice/Aiptasia X/kalkwasser paste options, and the aiptasia always came back within a few days. Four Peppermint shrimp completely ignored the aiptasia. I bought 4 Berghia, bred them for about 3 weeks until I had about 40 and put half of them into the display. I kept that up for about 2 months and no more aiptasia, ever. That was more than 15 years ago.
I kept breeding the Berghia for about a year (I was also having to culture aiptasia, which probably seems crazy to some people), and sold them to the LFS. Nature almost always has the answer.

And, can we PLEASE stop referring to them simply as "nudis"? A less descriptive and less accurate name is hard to imagine.
 

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or use nuds. Nudis is too hard
 

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At first I used Aiptasia X; works very good but there came lots of new ones. Since I have a Chaetodon burgessi I did not see an aiptasia again in my tank. There are many in the overflow and some in the sump, but never again in the tank itself.
 

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I just tried something new and it seems to be working. I took some Aquastik epoxy putty and totally covered each aptasia with it (I had 4-5 in my tank). It really helps with tough to reach areas because I covered the aptasia and a small area around it instead of having to aim for the mouth with aptasia x, which is impossible in parts of the tank and they always seem to come back. So far I haven’t seen any new ones so I’m hoping this works. The nice thing is that the putty is solid, so it can be applied anywhere and covers completely and quickly. I’ll keep everyone posted on how it works!
 

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Lots of work. Peppermint shrimp work for me and just staying on them. It can take weeks. My bigger tank has a tang and a angel fish, that tank has no problem. The smaller tank with only a clown fish had a huge problem. ‍♂️
 

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Australian Stripey fish. Came recommended by my lfs and got them as babies. They devoured every aiptasia in a few weeks and never saw any more. Plus are a great addition to the tank and friendly but eat like pigs! Used aiptasia x originally but I think only good if you have a few and not dozens and dozens.
 

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I had the worst outbreak of mojano EVERYWHERE. I have no idea where they came from. Also apitasia and biopsies all came at once. Been a nightmare I tried Aiptasia-X ,then tried the wand took months, then mojano came back with a vengeance Aiptasia, started popping up again.So I bought a file fish. He liked mojano and Aiptasia cooked! Would only eat them after I used the wand and they were cooked.bought a copperband no luck. Got a foxfire , 20 peppermint fish, no luck. Then got a seahare for biopsies . I was at my wits end. Then I heard about the raccoon butterfly fish but was worried about my corals but I got him anyway, because my tank was out of control.. he ate every aiptasia ate every mojano!! Wow he's a winner.. now he will only eat frozen fish and will not eat flake or pellet food. Now here is the problem he is eating my coral colonies, and I cant catch him to re home him. My tank is to big he hides when he sees a net and is so fast when he sees im trying to catch him. But he was the only thing that work for me.
 

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