Hi all , I took a look in my tank and I seen two growths of aiptasia near zoas on a rock , I am going to remove the rock scrape it and hit the spots with boiling water then thouraly rinse the rock before I add it back in the tank . My question is what are the chances the aiptasia will destroy my tank how can I be pro active , and ps I just bought this rock two weeks ago so that's as long as it's been in my tank
Ohhhh boy I have alot to learn,, well I attempted to remove it with a tweezer , they retracted so fast no luck, so I took a hammer and severed the rock were I seen them shame is some zoas were attached
Do not touch, squeeze or try to remove them with tweezers. The infestation will only get worse. I suggest cutting off the section of rock where they are. If you can't, cover them with a rock, they'll move. hopefully to the rock and toss it
2 occasions where I found an aiptasia growing. Once was in the sand bed and was able to scoop out a small section and dispose it.
The other was on a newly acquired frag...I removed the frag and chipped off a piece of rock where the pest was.
Thankfully got them both and none have been seen since, that was over a year ago.
Also very lucky they were in places where I could take them out without demolishing half my tank.
Manually remove them if you can, if not maybe try aiptasia x or that laser that burns them up (I forget the name of it)....perhaps ask around if someone will let you borrow it. Better to loose a few zoas than have the tank overrun with that pest!