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Glad I QT this time around. Will Aiptasia survive vinegar dripped on it out of water?

Discussion in 'Pests and Possible Troublesome Inverts' started by Fitz19d, May 31, 2016.

  1. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got a bit of rock that has reef herpes. I'd just dry the rock but it's got a sizable chunk of Cali Tort. Got 2 baby aiptasia growing in crevices around it. Would like to avoid just ripping the tort off and losing a lot of it that encrusted. Can't get a lighter without hitting the tort, so best options are scraping surface clean, but I figured some targeted acid on a Q tip might work well? Too small yet to try injecting with anything. Don't want to start the 300g off with aiptasia and have to try and rely on critters to eat them. (Proven file fish be great, but own risks, everything else is hit or miss or fragile or would get eat/bullied by my stock list. )
     
  2. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I would be happy to put it in my frag tank until they are gone with my file fish.

    Ask and you may find out, don't ask and you will never know.
     
  3. Fourthwind

    Fourthwind Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Use a soldering iron.. works great for spot treatments.
     
  4. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Lol nice at sodering iron. In the past i had a lot of success in softer rock basically digging like a tree divot out around the aiptasia and removing it on that plug basically avoids disturbing it.
     
  5. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Epoxy over the top of it maybe?
     
  6. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Epoxy or I forgot about supergluing them. I'm rusty from being out of this for 2 years.
     
  7. Fourthwind

    Fourthwind Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I take great personal satisfaction in hearing them sizzle and pop :flame:

    I also use a little butane portable version so I don't have to worry about those pesky electron things
     
  8. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well, shitty thing is I didnt find superglue in time, I'm assuming it's the aiptasia near it maybe stinging the base but the Cali Tort went from I thought doing well in QT with other coral and fish to RTN'ing overnight. I lopped off some tiny arms that seemed fairly good shape and hoping maybe one of those takes.

    Now I'm torn on continuing to superglue the tiny aiptasia to save the nicely coraline/sponge/filled with mini brittles rock, or just dunking it in bleach for a day and starting it over.
     
  9. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    They can survive almost anything. There can be tiny ones on there that you cannot see. Have a plan for what to do with them in your tank since there will likely be some in there at some point.
     

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