Anemone invasion!!

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    123nsb456

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    HI EVERYONE,
    I have a piece of coral in my tank, and i have had it for a few years now and i have recently added a piece of live rock that had some small brownish to clear anemones on it and they are taking over and killing off little spots on my coral. is there any way to get rid of these?
     
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    Google apstasia and mojano anenome. If it looks like those, you can use a product called apstasia X. It works very well.
     
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    Also peppermint shrimp
     
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    ok thanks. i would use peppermint shrimp but i am trying keep this an atlantic only tank and the rock that brought them all in was a rock out of the keys.
     
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    The Pepperments that actually eat aiptasia come from the Caribbean.( unless I have the 2 mixed up ).
     
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    All the info on the internet has it the other way around, the atlantics eat aiptasia

    So you can add them and still have an Atlantic tank
     
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    THANKS FOR THE HELP, I found out that you can take a syringe with lemon juice concentrate and squrit it on them and it is kills them off and its reef safe!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    In my experience, the lemon juice method does not work. They shrink up, but come right back. Use Aiptasia X if you want a more effective way to kill them.
     
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    OK, but is it safe to put in a small reef tank with fish?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yes, Aiptasia X is reef safe. You only apply it to the pest anemone you are trying to kill.
     
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    Ok thanks!
     
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    I can testify to the reliable kill of Aiptasia-X.
    Get it it works very well. Kill 'em quick before they spread!
     
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