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Chase31
04-09-2010, 11:40 PM
well just got back from an 8 day vacation in the Dominican... and look and behold aiptasia! i have a few little guys in the display and i dont think i want to inject them so would a file fish be a good idea? also i have a some green i think hair algae.... one, one inch tuft only in one spot... weird, so what are the suggestions?

monocus
04-09-2010, 11:55 PM
some people have been sugesting to put a shell over the aptaisa-if not and only if you have a few , inject them with lemon juice using a hypo

BlueTang<3
04-10-2010, 12:07 AM
make up a kalk paste will wipe them out

Frenchie2
04-10-2010, 01:24 AM
For you HA, get yourself tang or foxface. Rabbit foxface are really peaceful fish, not territorial as opposed to some tangs but it does a fantastic job on growing algae. Yellow tank also very good.

BlueWorldAquatic
04-10-2010, 02:08 AM
Aptasia - Copperbands, peppermint shrimp, berghia nudibranches or aptasia eating file fish.

HA - Mexican turbo snails, Sea Hare, scopas tang, or a rabbitfish

Ken - BWA

Chase31
04-10-2010, 05:26 AM
For you HA, get yourself tang or foxface. Rabbit foxface are really peaceful fish, not territorial as opposed to some tangs but it does a fantastic job on growing algae. Yellow tank also very good.

tanks only 31 G but i might come see you on sunday ken, thanks

fishoholic
04-10-2010, 12:56 PM
A small aptasia eating file fish, would be your best bet. Personally it's too much of a PITA to inject them all the time.

outacontrol
04-10-2010, 01:13 PM
I had very good luck with pepermint shrimp, bought 4 and 3 survived for about a year, still have one left I have had him for almost 3 years now. They had the aptasia all cleaned up in a few weeks and I have never seen any since.
Hair algae I did the 2 mexican turbo snails from BW as Ken suggested and they are doing an excellent job.
My tank is 33 gal, very close to yours Chase.

Murminator
04-10-2010, 05:20 PM
I have an aptasia eating file fish that eats pods and brittle stars....he don't like aptasia:rolleyes:

monocus
04-10-2010, 06:13 PM
if you only have a few-it wouldn't pay to get berghia-if you see 20 or more then 1-2 berghia would be ok for a while-but they would starve after your aptasia is gone