There are a number of things that end up in our marine aquariums which adversely affect the health of the aquarium. From Flat Worms to Aiptasia Anemones to renegade fish to Mantis Shrimp, they are politely labeled "aquarium pests". Here are the tools to help you rid your tank of aquarium pests.
Aiptasia-X by Red Sea consists of natural components which form a uniquely thick, adhesive material. Instead of causing the Aiptasia to feel threatened, the unique formula is sensed as food stimulating the anemone to expand and ingest the material. The adhesive form of the treatment makes both the application of the material easy as well as sealing the anemone's mouth preventing any release of planula. Within minutes of applying the material the Aiptasia will implode, eradicating both the anemone and any planula.
Manufactured by Aqua Medic, this plastic device is designed to trap difficult to capture pests in both freshwater or saltwater aquariums. Instructions state: "Simply place baited heavy-duty trap in your aquarium. Manually lower sliding-glass trapdoor once the desired fish has entered the trap." Product reviews by users are not complimentary.
Flatworm Solution by AquaVision Aquatics is designed to treat flatworms in marine aquariums. Instructions state: Do not dose more than one treatment in a 24-hour period. For best results, add in high flow areas one drop at a time. Do not stop the use of carbon or protein skimming when adding this product. Flatworms are extremely toxic to aquarium inhabitants. It is very important to do a 25% water change once results are visible. Siphon out as many of the flatworms as possible when performing the water change. Repeat treatment as necessary.
Flatworm eXit by Salifert is a fast-acting (works within 30 minutes) solution for nuisance flatworms. Use with existing reef aquariums with flatworm infestations or use Salifert Flatworm eXit as part of a quarantine regimen before introducing new coral or live rock into your display aquarium. Remove dead flatworms after use and run activated carbon. Use 1 drop for every gallon. The 10 ml bottle treats up to 300 gallons.
Reef Aiptasia & Majano Remover by Ultralife is a 100% all natural, simple and effective solution to treat these anemones. This product is reef safe, fast, effective and will not alter your water chemistry. Simply apply this solution to the top of the anemone and watch the results. A 3ml syringe is included.