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Most aquarists consider the Aptaisia Anemone to be an unwanted pest in their aquariums. Once Aptaisia gain a foothold in your tank, they can be tough to get rid of. Here is the short course on what Aptaisia are, where they come from and methods (i.e. Peppermint Shrimp) for getting rid of them.

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Photo © Jonathan Dillman


March 11, 2009 at 6:35 am
(1) Mark Bryan says:


I have string algae. My phosphate level is zero. the algae is damaging my gorgonians and I would like very much to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

I also have a suggestion. With all of the aquarium stores hurting from the recession I suggest a weekly “Store In Trouble” section on your wonderful newsletter. This section would give the name address and phone number of one of the stores in our community that is having trouble. The posting would also include a brief description about the store.
That way the readers could buy things from the store and help it to stay in business. It would also help your readers to finding new or different aquarium stores.

Let me know what you think.

Mark Bryan

June 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm
(2) rotem says:

My Peppermint Shrimp refuse to touch Aiptasia. in my tank the only wat to get rid of them is to use commercial products.

October 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm
(3) alan says:

More: Hyposanility Kills Aiptasia and some other tank pests, but…

I believe the correction is hyposalinity and not hypsanility.


October 19, 2011 at 10:48 am
(4) Brian says:

I find that Joe’s Juice is very effective for killing aiptasia

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