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Old 03-29-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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Aiptasia...LOTS

Some things are too good to be true. The 55g setup I bought came with LR that is infested with aiptasia things.
I know the trick with kalkwasser and I can get different chemicals to get them but I thought there was a shrimp or fish that ate them. They are literally all over the rocks. Some are bigger than my fish. LOL

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Peppermint shrimp might eat some of the smaller ones, but they won't touch the big ones. I think it's time to start mixing up the Kalk and prepare for battle!
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I would almost rather throw out the LR than deal with that many. lol
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Wow that's no good but atleast their not in your main tank and you can kill them

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True but i was hoping for a smooth transition into the 55g. Now I gotta mess with these things for who knows how long. I know i dont have enough kalkwasser for them all. grrr...
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I have always had great luck with pepermint shrimp eating aptasia but it is hit or miss. some do and some don't. I put 5 in my 120 that had aptasia in it and it is gone. I would try more than one if you are going to go with this method. Just remember the won't eat the big ones.

Copperbanded Butterflies will eat them but I would consider that an expert only fish. It is difficult to get them to eat after the aptasia are gone.
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Ok so its peppermint shrimp. Do they eat anything else after the aiptasia is gone? I dont want them to starve.
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Ok so its peppermint shrimp. Do they eat anything else after the aiptasia is gone? I dont want them to starve.
I still have all 10....I think. they eat ditritus.
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cool. thanks a bunch. off to find peppermint shrimp tomorrow. I've never had shrimp, might be kinda cool. They dont mess with fish or corals do they?
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Mine don't mess with anything but the aptasia. I bought 5 of them about 2 weeks ago. They have really gone to town. They even ate a few that were about 2 inches tall.
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