what will eat majano

Discussion in 'Fish Discussion' started by keith gray, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. keith gray

    keith gray New Member

    I brought home a rock from my LFS and now have majono(sp?) aptasia in several places. Anyone know of a fish that will eat this stuff ?
  2. flower

    flower Well-Known Member

    Originally Posted by Keith Gray

    I brought home a rock from my LFS and now have majono(sp?) aptasia in several places. Anyone know of a fish that will eat this stuff ?

    Aiptasia: Peppermint shrimp (reef safe) will eat small ones, Joes Juice or aiptasia X will kill the large ones.
    Majano: Joes juice or a Chocolate chip sea star. (CC seastars will eat other coral, so NOT reef safe!)
  3. keith gray

    keith gray New Member

    I have been fairly successful with Aptasia X but I wanted something that could help "control" new aptasia and therefore make it a little easier on me. In other words, less work for me while some critter gets to eat.
    I guess I could try the shrimp you suggested
    thanks
  4. noah's nemo

    noah's nemo New Member

    I have had great luck with pep shrimp eating it.
  5. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    Wait, are you asking how to eradicate majano anemones or aiptasia anemones, or both?
    Peppermint shrimp WILL NOT eat majano anemones or larger aiptasia specimens. If aiptasia is your issue, you'll still need to use a manual method to kill the larger anemones, while the shrimp should eat the babies. Keep in mind that its a 50/50 chance that your peppermints will eat aiptasia. Once they learn that other food is readily available (such as fish food), mist stop scavenging for aiptasia.
    Unfortunately, there aren't many safe critters for majanos, they need to be eradicated manually.
  6. roastreef

    roastreef New Member

    Bristletail Filefish
  7. synyster11

    synyster11 Guest

    Originally Posted by Flower


    Aiptasia: Peppermint shrimp (reef safe) will eat small ones, Joes Juice or aiptasia X will kill the large ones.
    Majano: Joes juice or a Chocolate chip sea star. (CC seastars will eat other coral, so NOT reef safe!)
    Chocolate Chip will eat Majano? Never heard of that. I have a reef with well... 3-4 THOUSAND of them. My reef has Leathers, LPS, Clams, that are MASSIVE. As in multiple feet wide so tear down is not an option. I wonder if I could get away with one as I dont have many things the CC will even eat.
    interesting!
    Anyone have any luck with this?
  8. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    Originally Posted by synyster11

    Chocolate Chip will eat Majano? Never heard of that. I have a reef with well... 3-4 THOUSAND of them. My reef has Leathers, LPS, Clams, that are MASSIVE. As in multiple feet wide so tear down is not an option. I wonder if I could get away with one as I dont have many things the CC will even eat.
    interesting!
    Anyone have any luck with this?
    DON'T DO IT! It will eat the LPS and definitely will munch on the clams!
    I've never heard of this either, I'm actually interested to see where Flower found this info.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry New Member

    Originally Posted by RoastReef

    Bristletail Filefish
    Definitely eat appies, but can also munch on other polyps
  10. dockery07

    dockery07 New Member

    Nothing will eat Majano - you will have to take the rock out and scrub it they are a pain to get out of the tank
  11. smoothie

    smoothie New Member

    Originally Posted by dockery07

    Nothing will eat Majano - you will have to take the rock out and scrub it they are a pain to get out of the tank
    Bristletail filefish and the raccoon (?)butterfly will. Both are risks in a reef. Just get them before they spread to much with kalk paste, aiptasia x or even boiling water in a syringe if you don't have the first two. More methods out there such as pickling lime I just mentioned what has worked for me
  12. btldreef

    btldreef Moderator Staff Member

    I think people are confusing Aiptasia and Majano Anemones in this thread. Certain things that will eat Aiptasia will NOT eat Majano anemones.
  13. smoothie

    smoothie New Member

    The original post mentions both.
    Can the op post a pic?

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