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Old 07-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Aptasia all over rock w coral

Is there anything that I could dip my corals in to kill aptasia but not harm the coral. The rock is covered w them. Too many to attack one at a time
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Peppermint shrimp work well and look pretty cool. Mine always took care of them.
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Can't say that I have any luck with peppermints eating mine. I go after them one by one unfortunately..... I borrowed an electric zapper from my reef club and killed several dozen in just a few minutes.
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The electric zapper sounds very interesting. Where could I get one?
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Marine depot sells them but they are like $100!!! My reef club bought one during a group buy so we have one available.

It may seem like it will take forever, but if you use aipastia X or another injectable and do a few every day or two you will eventually get them under control. peppermints might eat small ones so if you kill the big ones they might have a shot at eating them.
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I'd try peppermint shrimp, that was my success.
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Forget the shrimp idea! My lion would have a nice meal and that's about all that will come from putting shrimp of any kind in my tank
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100 bucks doesn't sound bad at all
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I had a checkered butterfly that make quick work of them
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #10
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Is there anything that I could dip my corals in to kill aptasia but not harm the coral. The rock is covered w them. Too many to attack one at a time
Peppermint shrimps do a great job in eating Aiptasia but you need to make sure you get the right species. See the picture below. Look for the exact coloration (dark tail end). Sometimes wrong species are being sold as peppermint shrimps:

And they are usually being sold for $10~$25 for a mid-large size. You also need to get at least 3-4 of them so they get competitive otherwise they do not touch your Aiptasia.

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