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Majano Anemones

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

  1. fastbackgly

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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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    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.... ;)

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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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