WAMAS greetings; Aiptasia control and flower/rock anemones
I wanted to ask you two questions. When we talked I had asked you about
Aiptasia control and flower/rock anemones.
My tank has been inundated with the Aiptasia. I currently have a
filefish in there now, but I think he has gotten too mature and only
likes the frozen food/pellets I feed. I just ordered two smaller ORA
filefish that I am hoping will help. You also mentioned raccoon
<Yes; these are faves (both species)>
I think you mentioned that peppermint shrimp are hit or miss too.
<This is so>
I was thinking about throwing some money down the drain and buying some
Berghias too. Inland
aquatics had a good article on what to do with them to ensure they
survive vs. just throwing them into your display tank. Any further
thoughts or advice?
<Like foxes and rabbits... you'll end up w/ some of both... The large
ones will need being taken care of otherwise. Please have a read here:
and the linked files above.>
Also, I had mentioned to you my interest in propagating flower anemones.
I just got a bunch and have been spot feeding them. From my readings,
they propagate infrequently, but you had mentioned some other ways to
induce breeding. What do you recommend?
<Either stress (lots of current is a fave) or very good conditions...
AND that universal ingredient patience>
Thank you again for your time and for coming to speak at our club.
<A pleasure and honor Scott. Cheers, Bob Fenner>
Propagating Rock Nems
I'm looking for some feedback on propagating Rock Flower Nems. I heard someone
or when we last talked about slicing the mouths of Rose Bubble Tips
and it caused them to split. Would this technique work on Rock Flowers?
<Indeed it will; or I should say, can. Best to cut through both sides of the
mouth (bilaterally) to ensure success; AND only do so when you're sure the
animal is in very good shape (opening daily; readily accepting food; staying
turgid...) AND only do on an every several month basis (like twice a year). Bob
President of Addictive Aquaculture LLC,
Addictive Aquaculture Website:
Re: Propagating Rock Nems
so let me get this straight start the cut at the corner of each side of the
mouth and then all the way through to the outer skirt?
<Yes; through the entire mouth, sideways/long ways, through the body.
SEE/READ on WWM re Iodide-ate use in this procedure. BobF>