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Majano Anemones

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Keeping' started by fastbackgly, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. fastbackgly

    fastbackgly Molecular Cell Biology Major

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    Just thought I'd post a little note about Majano anemones.

    I've had both majano and aipstasia anemones show up in my tank from one source or another, and in my experience, majano anemones are very very bad. They have spread all over my tank and I can't seem to curb their growth. They have killed a beautiful monti plate I had that was about 16cmx8cm. I've now resorted to cutting them off the rock with scissors. Aipstasia has been in one place for the past 9 months, not spreading at all.

    So, if you have any majano anemones, get rid of them ASAP.

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    http://maxstrandberg.com/saltwater/anemone/majano.htm
     
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    Ace25 www.centralcoastreefclub. com

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    That sucks... never come across a majano myself but that pic makes them look neat. Definately have seen my share of aipstasia's, and same experience.. usually don't spread, but survive almost anything. Luckly they sell stuff for killing em.
     
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    Can't you kill them with kalk?
     
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    Snap i`ve also got a Majano Anemone problem i used to think they was great as there kinda rare but once they start spreading they don`t stop & over take most corals in there path........

    i`ve had success with a product called JOE`S JUICE which is like a white liquid they eat & then die & the product dose say it kills them so i`m going to buy some more as i knocked my last lot over a year ago but you do have to keep an eye out for the dead majano starting out small again & all you do is re treat the Majano Anemone & they do go.....

    not sure if joe`s juice is out in America but i`m sure it is cause this is the site i heard about it.... try your local fish shop or eBay or online stores
     
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    You can actually pull Majano's off with a pair of tweezers.... ;)

    Niko
     
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    Let me clarify. I was in Hawaii for 2 weeks over last summer. They took over the entire tank. I've tried Kalk, and will not try Joe's juice ever again. There are so many that I need to do an overhaul probably this weekend. I'll go rock by rock, picking them up and shooting up the anemones with some more kalk/boiling freshwater. Then I'll have to do a big water change and syphon out all the pieces that are floating around.
     
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    Joe's Juice is kalk.
     
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    I have had one in my mantis tank for months now and it hasn't spread. They are kind of nice in color though for being a pest.
     
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    They are fine for non-coral tanks.

    They are great for FOWLR.

    Some butterfly fish will eat them.

    If your Live rock is not encrusted with corals, you can take that rock out and boil it.
    Change out one or 2 rocks a week. This will prevent a new cycle.

    If the rocks have corals, clip the rock off with the manjano attached or saw that piece of rock and return to tank manjano free.

    Limit feeding the tank while treating or destroying manjanos to limit reproduction.
     
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    Thats why I put one in my mantis tank but it hasn't spread. The guy I got it from, had one in his tank and now they are covering all of his rocks. It looks different and pretty neat for a non-coral tank, instead of looking at plain rocks.
     
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    Yeah, they are pretty interesting little guys. But they dim the light in my tank. The brown pigment sucks up a lot of the blue wavelengths and the tank is left with an orangy/yellowy color. I didn't know that could happen. Since killing some of them off, the color has gotten more blue.

    Joe's juice is NOT Kalk. At least not real kalk. They have much different ingredients.

    I can't remove any rock because coral is encrusted on all of it and across different rocks. I'm having success with scissors right now. Ha. I chop them off and then siphon them out and do a water change. This weekend I'm going to pick up some hypodermic needles and pump some boiling freshwater into them and see what happens. I hear it works pretty decent.
     
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    Grins Girl Reefer...we do exist

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    It is pre-mixed kalk, basically the solution already mixed.
     
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    Everything I've heard about it, is it's just kalk bottled with a fancy name on it, to make some good $$$. I'm thinking of bottling Vit C & calling it "Pufferpunk's Miracle Zoanthid Cure & All Around Coral Enhancer"!
     
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    That's brilliant!

    I'll bottle RO freshwater and sell it as the "Ultimate Top Off Solution."
     
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    this seams like majano?

    i cant id from the photos i see. they dont match
     

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    That looks like some sort of Protopaly. Maybe even Grandis.
     
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    Check out these pink majanos! They were awesome except they will kill corals!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pretty killers!
     
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    well i re-ordered some joe`s juice & each day i treat a fair few majanos & so far there not returning & the treatment is a very easy process i fell that this is the best way to rid the tank of theses pest or to use kalk paste......
     

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