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    too many anemones....help!

    I have a 55 gallon saltwater tank. I live in the Bahamas and catch whatever is in my tank. To be honest, I am not a good fish catcher so my collection of fish is limited. I do have lots of crabs, brittle stars, urchins and other slow moving beings.

    My problem is i had an anemone ( i think it is a sponge anemone). One day the anemone disappeared after several years of living in my tank. A while later, i noticed babies growing. Alot of them. I now have aprox 150 of them in my tank.
    Q is: How many is too many and how do i get ride of 99.9% of them without killing them. They are on my rocks, in the sand and on my shells.





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    They are pest anemone's called aiptasia.....If you dont eradicate ( kill ) them from your tank, the plague will only get worst...Either squirt them with a syringe of boiling water, or inject joes juice directly into them....I gotta say, you certainly got em bad..lol..
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    thanks for the bad news so quickly!



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    Ma pleasure
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    do i have to inject the hot water or just squirt it on them?
    i just read i could inject them with lemon juice also?



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    With that many, I might worry about lemon juice injections potentially changing the pH...or at least exhausting your buffers. Be ready to do a bunch of water changes if you go that route.
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    i ask about the lemon juice because i live on a small island in the Bahamas, it will take about 5 weeks before i can get the joes juice shipped here.

    any ideas about the boiling water or lemon juice, which i can get here, would be appreciated!
    thanks so much



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    one container of joes juice would be too small for your problem (unless there a larger container iv never heard of) but it works great.




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