Red Sea Aiptasia-X
Red Sea Aiptasia-X Product Description:
In an exciting development for reef-keepers Red Sea has developed a unique patent pending formula to treat the pest anemones Aiptasia sp., Anemonia majano and Boloceroides sp. Affecting almost every reef aquarium, Aiptasia (otherwise known as glass anemones), are often introduced via live rock or corals and can quickly reach plague proportions in marine aquaria, destroying corals and other marine livestock with devastating effect.
Existing treatments are often unsuccessful as when threatened Aiptasia quickly retract into holes in the rock and release planula (larvae) in to the aquarium which can rapidly develop in to full anemones. Additionally any part of the anemone's body left attached to a rock can regenerate into a full anemone. Many treatments can therefore lead to a proliferation rather than the removal of Aiptasia.
Aiptasia-X 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 stimulating the anemone to expand and ingest the material. The adhesive form of the treatment makes both the application of the material easy as well as sealing the anemone's mouth preventing any release of planula. Within minutes of applying the material the Aiptasia will implode, eradicating both the anemone and its planula.
Red Sea's new treatment is completely reef-safe and any material not ingested by the Aiptasia is harmless to sessile invertebrates. Excess material will decay harmlessly over time without any adverse consequences.
The Aiptasia-X kit includes:
- A 60ml bottle of Aiptasia-X material, should be sufficient to treat approximately 100 Aiptasia anemones.
- An applicator set with syringe.
- 2 (straight and angled) lock-on applicator tips enabling treatment of even the most inaccessible of anemones.
A 415ml refill is also available and is designed to be decanted in to the 60ml bottle for use with the applicator set.
Red Sea designs, develops and manufactures specialized products for saltwater and planted freshwater aquariums. Established in 1990 the Red Sea brand strives to deliver customers more than simply aquarium products. Their goal is to help you realize your home aquarium dreams with the minimum fuss and investment and the maximum enjoyment (that's what fishkeeping should be about, after all).