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Old 02-01-2005, 07:36 PM   #1
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Are these anemones bad??

I've snapped a couple pics of some anemones. I'd like to know if they are bad or not. Here are the pics.

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:06 PM   #3
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buy some peppermint shrimp from the local LFS, they should take care of them for you.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:14 PM   #4
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Those are the Aiptasia, not good.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:55 PM   #5
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So, peppermint shrimp then? Any other ways to eradicate these suckers?

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Old 02-01-2005, 10:15 PM   #6
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You can use Joe's Juice. Everyone seems to like that alternative if adding peppermint shrimp is not an option (non-reef safe tank). Personally, I'd go for the peps. They add more life to your tank (even though they only sway back and forth all day, lol) HTH!
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I believe aiptasia is actually good for the tank as far as water quality is concerned. I know some people who harvest aiptasia in their refugiums. I believe aiptasia is an excellent filter feeder and will help control nutrients in the water(phosphate, silicates, nitrates). However, aiptasia can be a pest in the main display because it spreads like wild fire and packs a powerful sting. Someone who is more knowledgeable than me may be able to comment. HTH
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Anthony Calfo talks about using aiptasia for nutrient export in his book "Book of Coral Propagation, Volume One" Like ZoozFishMaster said, they can be used in a beneficial manner. But it sounds like sdaccord03's are in the main tank and I imagine he/she will probably be happier if they were gone.
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Thanks for confirming that bound If they were in my main display, I would want them gone too!
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