Red Sea's Aiptasia-X is a guaranteed reef safe treatment for getting rid of nuisance Aiptasia anenomes. Aiptasia are a common pest in marine aquariums, sometimes called Glass, Rock or Tube Anenomes which multiply at a phenomenal rate and aggressively compete for food and space. They are often introduced to the aquarium unintentionally on live rock or coral colonies. They look like very small semi-transparent palm trees with a polyp body and a mouth disc surrounded by an abundance of slim tentacles. There are a few different species most are translucent, but a couple are brown or tan due to their symbiosis with zooxanthellae. These anenomes sting as a defence mechanism and will also withdraw into holes in the live rock. They can reproduce sexually or asexually so can rapidly spread through an aquarium.
Aiptasia-X is a unique, thick adhesive mixture that globulates on contact with aquarium water in order to prevent it spreading where it is not wanted. It can be easily injected into the oral disk of the anenome which stimulates it to ingest the material without causing it to withdraw. Within minutes of ingesting the treatment the anenome will implode eradicating both the anenome and planulas (larvae). Aiptasia -X is safe for use in a reef tank as it will not affect the sessile polyps of corals, it is so safe in fact that it can be used to treat Aiptasia that have grown inside coral colonies themselves! Any excess Aiptasia-X will decompose over time and not cause any harm to the reef.
Available in sizes 60ml and 500ml refill. Please note that the 500ml refill does not include any applicator syringes.
Red Sea Aiptasia-X 60ml R22231 7290100771969
Red Sea Aiptasia-X 500ml Refill R22233 7290100771976
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