Help and advice on shopping for: Aiptasia Control
Reef tank pest control
Once pests have been introduced to your aquarium, the only option is to manage the invasion. Whether you're preventing or managing pests, our range of pest control products from leading brands like NT Labs and Red Sea easily keep pest populations under control.
What are aquarium pest controls?
Aquarium pest controls are used for controlling pest species in freshwater and marine aquariums. Pest controls are treatments that stop snails, anemones and external parasites from destroying aquatic plants and prevent them from transmitting diseases to your fish. They can be used within your tank, and are safe for fish and plants, or can be used as a preventative treatment for all plants before entering your aquarium, ensuring nothing can get into your system from the start.
Why might I buy aquarium pest controls?
Whether you’re battling an army of aiptasia in your current tank, or want to prepare for the inevitable invasion, our pest controls can help get rid of marine pests such as unwanted anemones, while leaving your fish and corals safe from harm. Aiptasia is introduced via live rock and corals, and can quickly spread throughout your aquarium. Left unchecked it can destroy your coral reefs and cause devastating damage. Using these pest treatments will quickly eradicate diseases and return your reef tank back to full health.
What are the main types of aquarium pest controls?
Fish are susceptible to internal worms, especially Discus and Angel species. Red Sea Aiptasia-X is a highly-effective formula used to treat pest anemones such as aiptasia. Instead of causing the Aiptasia to feel threatened, the unique formula is sensed as food, thereby stimulating the anemone to expand and ingest the material. When adding new corals to your aquarium, it is vital that unwanted hitchhikers are not imported with them. These are hidden deep inside the crevices of corals and rocks and are usually not visible to the naked eye. Once in the aquarium, they can migrate from coral to coral causing havoc as they go along. It is therefore best practice to dip corals in a cleansing bath before adding them to your reef.
What features should you look out for when buying aquarium pest controls?
Pests can be introduced into your aquarium by exchanging or purchasing new fish, shrimp, and aquatic plants from submerged cultivation. You must ensure that the pest control you use is appropriate for your tank and safe for the fish, coral, and aquatic plants. Most pesticides protect fish from a variety of parasites, do not stress plants, and are completely reef safe.