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Old 02-18-2003, 03:37 AM   #11
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i have a coral banded with a pepermint and they are happy as can be. i have never seen my pepermint eat the aptaisia but as soon as i put him in my tank the aptasia was gone within a week. pepermints normally come out the most at night so don't be suprised if you don't see him taking care of it during the daylight.
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:08 AM   #12
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If you're going to use Peppermint shrimpt o eat your Aiptasia, you may want to read this article on identifying the correct pepp shrimp to buy. There are two very similar in appearance but only one will eat Aiptasia. I'm fairly certain I got the wrong ones a year or so ago. The shrimp were rarely seen and the Aiptasia thrived.
http://www.reefs.org/library/article..._redfield.html
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Old 02-18-2003, 11:42 AM   #13
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Great link Mark. That's the best description I've seen and I had done some looking before I bought my shrimp.
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Old 02-21-2003, 02:38 PM   #14
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Thank you so much for the link, we got one, but not sure from the link which one, I know it's horn it supposed to meet the antennae, here's a pic but I'm not sure if you will be able to tell either. When we first got it, it mainly hid for a couple days now it's out in the open as you can see it liked posing for pictures, seems like most of our fish or critters like to hamm it up. He's a cool shrimp if it turns out not to be that's fine, there's always the bic method
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Your lucky to have one that will come out ot be viewed. When I had some I never saw then except for the occasional glimpse after lights out and then that was rare.
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Old 02-21-2003, 08:32 PM   #16
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Yep we are lucky, turns out he's one that will eat it, after I posted this the peppermint shrimp ate it! It's no longer there. As far as the bic method, someone wrote that I could take the rock out and use a lighter on the Aiptasia, guess I don't have to worry about that now.

Thanks for the help!
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Congrats! I'm glad you found a natural erradication method that works for you. I'm jealous.
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Old 02-26-2003, 04:45 AM   #18
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I had one on a piece of LR. All I did was take the rock out of the tank, grabbed a pair of pliers and snapped that part of the rock off. As for the suggestion about using a butterfly fish, they work well from what I've been told, there is a BIG drawback though......they also love corals! If you have any coral in the tank, I'd steer away from any butterflyfish.
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i had a tank full of these got 3 peppermints and they are completly gone now. worked great recommed more than one peppermint.
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