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Killed my first Aiptasia

BrengunBrengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
edited April 2012 in Marine / Saltwater Fish
Killed my first Aiptasia or at least I hope I have. I injected it with white vinegar with a syringe and a needle. Did I do it right? It doesn't look very happy now.
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Comments

  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    edited April 2012
    Oh you meant too kill it, phew.
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  • DJ-donDJ-don Member Posts: 203
    edited April 2012
    is it still alive? usually i would quickly stab it to make sure it dies.. but this strategy is hard when they suck in so easily.
  • STFA_StrikerSTFA_Striker Member, Classifieds Posts: 346
    soooooo what is it??????
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    edited April 2012
    Guessing an evil anemone?
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  • BrengunBrengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    edited April 2012
    Dead and gone is what it is.
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  • 321clayt321clayt Member Posts: 766
    edited April 2012
    I do have a question why kill it?
    Shows what I know.
  • DJ-donDJ-don Member Posts: 203
    Aiptasia are like little pest anenomes basically
    they sting fish and corals and sometimes even the person if not careful
  • BrengunBrengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    edited April 2012
    They can also split and split again and multiply quite rapidly, stinging anything they touch.
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  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    edited April 2012
    Ewww nasty little suckers.
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  • Fishful thninkinFishful thninkin Member, Classifieds Posts: 209
    edited April 2012
    Just went on my own killing spree!
    I injected nearly thirty aptaisia with vinegar and killed em all.
    Hopefully I got all of them but there's just some spots you can't get to.
    Does anyone know if there's any fish or crustacean that eats them ?
  • DougDoug Member, Classifieds Posts: 2,371
    we do a weekly spait of kills at the shop. we use a calcium buffer paste. got about 20 on monday!
  • liquidgliquidg Member Posts: 44
    I tried the vinegar,it was to weak so I used metho,that was to get rid of some purple zoas growing on one of my fav acro.

    Our local lysmata peppermint shrimp wipes out the Aiptasia in not time,one of the club members put in some and it was all gone in 4 days and if no nasties are in with them to eat them, plus with plenty of mixed foods,they breed like flies.

    I feed mine that multiply in the algae area to the endemic dotty back to get photos of as it changes sex,there is no real info on them as yet, it likes the shrimp as part of its food .

    The boxer shrimp cant keep up with the lysmata speed of multiplying as each are both sexes, so I feed it the peps.

    We see thousands of them at the right areas at the right tides, since the rise in ocean temps over the last 15 years they breed all year round now,all around auz in waters down to 16 degrees in winter,they are common.

    I havent had the pest anemone in over 15 years.

    This is one with active ovaries.

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