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- Apr 15, 2018
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I used reeftown he recommended 6 I went for 5.5 is kind of a small number, on my 30-gallon I used a dozen, medium sized, which worked well, picked them up from a company on the East coast. I've also used the company out of St Louis and those didn't survive
It's a very slow process almost like watching paint dryUpdate, been a couple days now. Havent seen a single one or noticed any difference in the aiptasia population... I mean I saw them crawl out of the little container, some into the sand some into the rockwork... Hope theyre alive.
Hoping they didnt get eaten by my small emerald crab.. Also have a six line wrasse which is extremely shy. I released them mid day but with all my lights off. All the fish were hiding.They are nocturnal, so check at night when the lights are off. It takes time for them to find their way. One way to help them is to reduce flow at night, otherwise they can get blown around when they're small and there's too much flow. Sometimes you can spot their eggs, which looks like a circle spiral.
As mentioned before, once they consume all of the aiptasia, sell them or gift them to other reefers. But don't be surprised when the tiny babies appear later.
Also, as a general note, release them at night near a rock with aiptasia, not on aiptasia (they can be eaten by aiptasia if not placed correctly) and release them as a group. It takes two to fertilize the eggs. Good luck!
Just release them at night. The only time you see them during the day is when they're hungry and can't find aiptasia.Interesting in the outcome as I just ordered some for my tank as well.
I am very worried they will be eaten by my Lunar and Choris Wrasse. However, everyone I have spoken to tell me it's the only sure shot against aiptasia.
Six line are amazing hunters. I bet at least half if not all of those are already fish food.Hoping they didnt get eaten by my small emerald crab.. Also have a six line wrasse which is extremely shy. I released them mid day but with all my lights off. All the fish were hiding.