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Offline kellyj

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Aptasia and majanos anyone
« on: March 23, 2021, 13:25:04 »
Been battling aptasia and majanos in my display tank for a while.  I've tried kalkwasser, Aptasia-X, majano wand, and lasering them.  So far nothing permanent.  Looking to try natural predators.   I've read about filefish, raccoon butterfly, peppermint shrimp, berghia nudibranch, and bi-color angels having some success.  Has anyone tried any of these for anemone problems?  Not sure what to try first.

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Re: Aptasia and majanos anyone
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 19:00:42 »
I had success with a file fish.

Offline Amstar

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Re: Aptasia and majanos anyone
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 20:50:09 »
Nudis work awesome

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Re: Aptasia and majanos anyone
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 21:26:33 »
Reading through a thread on copperbands and there are quite a few comments on them tearing up all their aptasia
Jeff

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Re: Aptasia and majanos anyone
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 22:22:21 »
Been trying the wand without much success. Probably time to return that soon (apologies, just didnít see anyone else ask for it on the thread so havenít worried about it). Looking at nudibranchs based on what Iíve read. Peppermint shrimp havenít done much.

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Re: Aptasia and majanos anyone
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 13:25:25 »
Been trying the wand without much success. Probably time to return that soon (apologies, just didnít see anyone else ask for it on the thread so havenít worried about it). Looking at nudibranchs based on what Iíve read. Peppermint shrimp havenít done much.


I think peppermint shrimp work if they are hungry. Mine eat to good so they aren't very effective. Will wrasse's or damsel's eat the nudibranch?

Reading through a thread on copperbands and there are quite a few comments on them tearing up all their aptasia
Jeff

The one I had was a beast, but he developed a taste for clams, never bothered my corals.

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Re: Aptasia and majanos anyone
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 20:12:46 »
The Klineís butterfly is just terror to them. I keep one in my sump which had hundreds upon hundreds when it went in. Took a few weeks but itís been clean for almost a year now. Hit or miss on corals though.

 

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