View Full Version : These things are tough

06-10-2012, 04:26 PM
Iím used to finding the odd aiptasia in my 90 gallon every month or so. I usually let it grow a little and then get rid of it with some aiptasia destroyer. I got them from the live rock that I used for this set-up as I did not cure the rock before putting it in the tank.

This is the first time I have seen one growing on anything but the rocks. I did not think they would grow on a skimmer pump, but thatís where I found one when I went to move a few things around in the sump.

At least this one will be easy to get rid of


06-10-2012, 05:33 PM
Thats pretty cool... well maybe not for you I guess.

If I ever start a marine tank... I'd be lucky to grow even that

06-10-2012, 05:46 PM
LOL, I would not call that luck Aeonflame. If you did set-up a reef tank I know it would be fantastic.

But I am lucky that I only get one or two per month.

06-10-2012, 07:51 PM
I've been getting the odd one or two also. a syringe and lemon juice kills them instantly for me.

06-10-2012, 08:03 PM
When I run out of the aiptasia destroyer, I'll give that a try

I have to stop buying that stuff anyways as 3/4 of it usally goes bad before I can use it all

Thanks Crispy

06-11-2012, 06:49 AM
one thing I learned about aiptasia is that they actually can move around the tank. I thought I killed one, but turned out it moved behind a rock and thought I wouldn't see it. hehe, got it though.

06-11-2012, 06:51 AM
LOL, I have never noticed that. I'm going to watch for that now

06-12-2012, 12:28 AM
I've heard Berghia Nudibranchs will eat Aiptasia. Is there any truth to that?

06-12-2012, 12:34 AM
I'm pretty sure I've read that as well. I've never really had the need to look into it tho

06-12-2012, 12:37 AM
My maxima had one at first, but I haven't seen it in a while. I've always liked the idea of experimenting with nudibranchs, but there's just too much flow in the 30