View Full Version : Aptasia cure in NPS tank

11/03/2016, 02:43 PM
I was just hoping for some advice.

I have a 50 litre non photosynthetic tank with pretty much all sun corals. They are getting on very well and reproducing. They used to be housed in our other tank but pipet feeding them was proving frustrating with the fish we had picking it out of the polyps!

We moved them in to the new tank after it had cycled and all good. Only problem is that aptasia has been bought in on the live rock and there is a fair few of them. In the past I have injected them with boiling RO water which has worked a treat but I can't access all of them in this tank.

Can I use aptasia X with sun corals? I would put a peppermint shrimp in there but it will be a night mare to get him back out and I worried he will pull the food out of the polyp.

Thank you for any advice.


11/03/2016, 04:27 PM
Hi Ben,
I have used aiptasia X with no ill effects on my sun corals. What I finely did
was to get a matted filefish. All my aiptshia are gone, and I had hundreds.
Here is a photo of my tank.

11/03/2016, 11:08 PM
you can also try Berghia - sometimes it takes a little while, but they are miracle workers.

11/21/2016, 08:27 PM
Aptasia-X is completely reef safe.
It only affects anemones.
If you can get a healthy (see, fat) copper banded butterfly, there is pretty much nothing that is better at eating them than that.
Also, they won't mess with your sun corals.
Either way, good luck!