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Red Sea Aiptasia-X 2.02oz

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$16.99 USD
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$20.98 USD
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What is Red Sea Aiptasia-X?

Red Sea Aiptasia-X is an Aiptasia eliminator. 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. Aiptasia (otherwise known as glass anemones) affects almost every reef aquarium and is often introduced via live rock or corals and can quickly reach disastrous proportions in marine aquaria, destroying corals and other aquatic livestock. Aiptasia-X consists of natural components which form a uniquely thick, adhesive material. Instead of causing the Aiptasia to feel threatened, the Aiptasi sense the formula as food stimulating the anemone to expand and ingest the formula. The adhesive component of the treatment makes application easy and seals the anemone's mouth, preventing any release of planula. Within minutes of applying the material, the Aiptasia will die, eradicating both the anemone and its planula. Existing treatments are often unsuccessful as, when threatened, Aiptasia quickly retracts into holes in the rock and release planula (larvae) into the aquarium, which can rapidly develop into full anemones. Additionally, any part of the anemone’s body left attached to a rock can regenerate into a complete anemone. Therefore, many treatments can lead to a proliferation rather than the removal of Aiptasia.

Red Sea's new treatment is completely reef-safe, and any material not ingested by the Aiptasia is harmless to sessile invertebrates. In addition, excess material will decay harmlessly over time without any adverse consequences. Easy to use and highly effective, Aiptasia-X provides a solution long sought-after by most reef-keepers.

The Kit: 60ml bottle of Aiptasia-XApplicator syringe, two lock-on applicator tips (straight and angled).

Benefits of Red Sea Aiptasi-X:

  • Guaranteed extermination of treated Aiptasia (glass anemones)
  • Unique adhesive material
  • Aptasia does not retract during treatment
  • Reef-safe
  • Will not affect water chemistry
  • Performs 100 treatments
  • Does not affect water chemistry

How Does Red Sea Aiptasia-X Work?

The Aiptasia-X kit includes a 60ml bottle of material plus an applicator set consisting of a syringe with 2 (straight and angled) lock-on applicator tips enabling treatment of even the most inaccessible of anemones. The 60ml provided in the kit should be sufficient to treat approximately 100 Aiptasia anemones.

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 and 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.

It is easily injected near the oral disk of the anemone and stimulates the anemone to ingest the material without causing it to withdraw.

Within minutes of ingesting the Aiptasia-X, the anemone will implode, eradicating both the anemone and planulae.

Aiptasia-X globules will not affect corals' sessile polyps and allow for the safe treatment of Aiptasia that has grown inside coral colonies.

Excess Aiptasia-X will decompose over time without causing any harm to the reef.