What is this and how can I stop it from multiplying?

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rkpetersen

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Feed each of them a bit of Aiptasia X, Joe's Juice, or similar product.
Do it with the flow reduced or off. Use a syringe. Make sure only the aiptasias get some.
 

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Old thread so maybe you're all set but I fought an infestation that was literally out of control in my 75gal.

Tried Aptasia X (worked but only on stuff I could reach) Copperband (died suddenly) Filefish (eaten by plate coral). Finally tried 2 peppermint shrimp and all Aptasia was gone in about 2 weeks.

Been completely clear ever since, about 2 years now.
 
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How about picking them up with tweezers? Possible?
NO Tweezers !1 they will release spores that hatch new ones and become an infestation.
 

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kleini butterfly is your best defense. I have 1 in 2 of my tanks. Pretty fish, hardy (eats anything you drop in tank), peaceful and does not bother coral.
Mine got rid of an infestion in my cube tank in 4 days
 

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Search here for F-Aiptasia from Franks Tanks. Guaranteed killer and superior to Aiptasia X and the others.

I used Berghia nudibranchs to eradicate my population of aiptasia. They multipled like crazy using Aiptasia X.

I have had 5 show up since and F-Aiptasia worked in every one.
 

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The best resolution is to purchase enough berghia nudibranch to completely consume all the aiptasia.
 
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I used lemon juice and a syringe. I have two little ones left to kill. They were too small to accurately inject the lemon juice in the center. I am waiting for them to grow. So far it is working.
 

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