Aiptasia & Pest Control

Aiptasia and Pest Control Help and Advice

Reef tank pest control

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.

What are aiptasia and pest controls?

Aiptasia are a group of invertebrates in the anemone family. Aiptasia have the ability to sting their prey and neighbours. This is a major reason they are considered a pest in the home aquarium. Aiptasia, are often introduced via live rock or corals and can quickly reach plague proportions in marine aquariums. Aiptasia and pest controls maintain your tank by controlling algae, dealing with snails and bristle worms.

Why might I buy aiptasia and 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.

What are the main types of aiptasia and pest controls?

Fish are susceptible to internal worms, especially Discus and Angel species. Anti-Fluke & Wormer is an easy to use, ready-mixed liquid formulation of flubendazole effective for treating intestinal worms and also for eradicating skin and gill fluke infestations. Red Sea Aiptasia-X is a highly-effective formula used to treat pest anemones such as aiptasia. It consists of natural components which form a uniquely thick, adhesive material. 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.

What features should you look out for when buying aiptasia and pest controls?

By exchanging or purchasing new fish, shrimp and aquatic plants from submerged cultivation, it is possible to introduce pests into your aquarium. You must ensure that your pest control is right for your tank and safe for fish, coral and aquatic plants. Most pest controls will protect fish from a wide host of parasites, will not stress plants and are completely reef safe.