Aiptasia

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Aiptasia
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Anemones

Glass Anemones, or Aiptasia, are a real problem in reef tanks. They spread quietly, and retract quickly when reef keepers attempt to kill them. Using Kalk-paste, they can be injected until they melt away. However, all of the tissue mass must be removed or new aiptasia will return. Removal is best done outside of the tank. Peppermint Shrimp and Copperband Butterflyfish are natural predators. Do your utmost to keep these pest anemones out of your tank.