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Aiptasia Eating File Fish (now FREE to good home)

Discussion in 'Fish' started by TheRealChrisBrown, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have an aiptasia eating file fish that has decimated every piece of Aiptasia in my tank. So I moved him to my 40b in the basement and he got every one in there as well. I put him back in the display, and he was doing great for months, then he recently took a liking to a colony of Captain America Palys. In about 3 days he appears to have eaten them all. So he is currently back in the 40b where some baby aiptasia re-appeared. After that I might just put him in my sump and see if he goes for much in there.

    I was wondering if anybody has an aiptasia problem, and wants to buy him....or borrow him. I don't exactly want to call him reef safe/unsafe as it appears as long as there is aiptasia he only eats that. Once it's all gone he goes after corals. I don't ever truly believe that the aiptasia will be out of my tanks, so I hesitate to give away a proven eater, but at the same time if he goes after my zoas and palys then he it too much of a risk for me. If you are interested, and understand the potential risk, let me know. I've held rocks with aiptasia in front of him and he eats them right off of the rock from my hand! He's a cool fish, especially if you have an aiptasia problem!
  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ok, officially calling him not reef safe. He ate all of the very smallest of aiptaisia out of my 40b and managed not to get eated by my Angler fish Edwardo. But then he ate a frag of nuclear green palys that I really liked.

    So if you've got a FOWLER or something else with aiptasia and no zoas I'll give your the fish! It's a bargain at half of this price, but for you I'll do it for the low low low sum of free.
  3. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here aiptasia, aiptasia, aiptasia......
  4. Tagareef

    Tagareef Copepod

    Hello...I can't believe you still have this guy! I'll take him if he's still available.

  5. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I sent you a PM!
  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sold! (for free) to Luis. Was great to meet you, hope the file fish behaves and really goes after your aiptasia!

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