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Old 06-29-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Aptasia Removal

I got a small aptasia that came on my Zoos. What would be a cheap and effective way to remove it, id rather not spend all that money on joes juice for one this small. Do pepermint shrimp work? Think i heard something about boiling water. of course i dont want to harm my zoos either.

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Old 06-29-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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Joe's juice did very little to help our aptasia problem. The peppermint shrimp got rid of them very quickly.

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Old 06-29-2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Kimberly, ill pick up One.
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Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

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Old 06-30-2005, 01:38 AM   #4
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I've also had a lot of luck with peppermint shrimp. Had a massive outbreak of aptasia, peppermint shrimp got virtually all of them.
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #5
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My peppermint has not touched my Aptasia, at least not that I can see! Although he does love to come out and scavenge the sand for left overs!
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