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) 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.
Through research and development carried out by Red Sea Aiptasia-X was created. This product overcomes the problems usually associated with Aiptasia treatments thanks to its unique formula.
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.
Easy to use and highly effective, Aiptasia-X provides a solution long sought-after by almost every reef-keeper at one time or another in the life of their aquarium.
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.
It kills them dead!! By M Superfly Johnson on 10/18/2017M Superfly Johnson would recommend this product to a friendExcellent product ... If you see one Aptasia ... trust me you'll see more . Keep some Aptasia X on hand and target and kill them no matter how small . No effect on fish or corals , however try to keep it off mushrooms .. they don't seem to like it at all .
It kicks it out By Jerry on 9/26/2017Jerry would recommend this product to a friendI treated my outbreak and RED SEA AIPTASIA-X is easy to apply and it never comes back. It has been several weeks. I even purchased a larger bottle for later. Didn't harm my tank or fish. A good buy.
Total fail By Ck on 9/18/2017Ck wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDon't waste your money on this one. Does not work.
Works with patience! By Russ K on 5/17/2017Russ K would recommend this product to a friendI had one aiptasia and figured: I'll get to it when I get to it. Then I saw they started multiplying like crazy. I put in a couple of Peppermint Shrimp, but the aiptasia continued to multiply. I used Aiptasia X, and it killed every single aiptasia that I targeted. The key is to keep an eye on the tank, and do subsequent treatments quickly. Overall I think I did about 4 or 5 treatments within a month. The first treatment I probably killed about 20~30. The subsequent treatments were a handful at a time. Every treatment I targeted every aiptasia that I knew of. With this, in addition to the two peppermint shrimp, I have not seen a single aiptasia in over two months. I personally love that it's a targeted application, and not some type of "nuke" that I just drop in the tank and hope for the best.
Works but need frequent treatments By Jay on 4/23/2017Jay would recommend this product to a friendAiptasias go away, but seems to be only a matter of time before they return. I've found that using Aiptasia-X plus peppermint shrimps may be the combo that has seemed to keep the spread of aiptasia from taking over my tank. Regardless, I'd still recommend this product for pest aiptasia removal. It works, but repeat applications are necessary and/or use this in combo with other aiptasia removal methods to get a handle on these pests.
Awesome product By Blair on 4/15/2017Blair would recommend this product to a friendI've tried injecting boiling water and vinegar and peppermint shrimp! Nothing worked like aiptasia x! Nearly instant, very easy to do and none of the extra bothers my fish! Great stuff!
Works Great By Bryan on 3/20/2017Bryan would recommend this product to a friendI just used this on aiptasia yesterday and worked really well. I was a little skeptical before using this, but I put it on the first aiptasia and it wrapped itself around aiptasia-x and basically melted within a few minutes. The aiptasia took it and didn't suck back into the rock. I highly recommend.
So far so good By Reefer on 2/7/2017Reefer would recommend this product to a friendMy aiptasia problem so far has only been two anemones so not a very useful review here. One came in on a Trochus snail which I removed and scraped off and one I found on the rockwork about a month later which I used the aiptasia x on. That one definitely died as claimed and I'm hoping it wasn't able to reproduce. That was two + weeks ago so too soon to tell.
Works as Advertised By Ftfpirate on 1/23/2017Ftfpirate would recommend this product to a friend30 gal tank. Treated about 20 Aiptasia and have lots leftover for future treatments. Goal is control versus eradication. Did not hurt my fish or other soft corals. I'm very pleased with this product. Two thumbs up
Kills Aiptasia, but it always comes back By vitaliy on 1/3/2017vitaliy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have tried to treat anemones upwards of 3 times in my tank with the same exact result: they come back with vigor. I think it's these types of products on the market that qualify for "snake oil" category as there are people who write that it works where clearly they must have the same issue that I have been having. I don't believe this product is any more effective than anything else that I used including kalk paste.
Decent temporary fix By Jay on 11/19/2016Jay would recommend this product to a friendThe aiptasia seem to disappear only temporarily, but seem to return in a few weeks. Multiple applications are needed of Aiptasia-X and possibly some natural aiptasia predators to completely get rid of these pests.
Great product. Good applicator. By ReefTank on 9/17/2016ReefTank would recommend this product to a friendGreat product. Good applicator.
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This is not intended for eliminating Xenia and while it may impact the, it would most likely not eliminate them. Ideally manually removal, or even harsh treatment like mixing a sludge of Kalkwasser will help to kill Xenia well. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It wouldn't hurt your anemones to use it in the same tank but I can't imagine you would want to inject your BTA's with it :-)