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Old 04-10-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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Hitch hiker on Live Rock ID plz

I put my newly acquired live rock in my tank and was looking at it to see what hitch hikers I had and aside from some feather dusters and worms that were on it I found this little guy. I was wondering what it was and watched it pull a loose piece of frozen mysis shrimp in. If anyone has any idea what it is I would appreciate some insight.

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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I put my newly acquired live rock in my tank and was looking at it to see what hitch hikers I had and aside from some feather dusters and worms that were on it I found this little guy. I was wondering what it was and watched it pull a loose piece of frozen mysis shrimp in. If anyone has any idea what it is I would appreciate some insight.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:17 AM   #3
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Yup. Get some Apistasia X and nuke it.
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Yup. Get some Apistasia X and nuke it.
Aptasia x works great for me and it doesn't take much so it lasts a long time. Only other option is dry the rock out
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Thanks for the help. I was really hoping it was something that didn't suck, but oh well that's to be expected I guess. Seeing how I wanted some peppermint shrimp already I will give them a try for a little bit before moving up to chemical warfare.
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Aptasia is inevitable. No matter how hard I try I always end up with it. I aptasia x it as soon as I see it and I'm usually good for a while but I buy most of my coral from individuals so it's part of it.

I thought about the peppermint shrimp but they cost $10 each for something that may not work good and I got a bottle of apt. X for like $9 on sale and it's lasting a long time
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I thought about the peppermint shrimp but they cost $10 each for something that may not work good and I got a bottle of apt. X for like $9 on sale and it's lasting a long time
My LFS thankfully has really really good prices on fish. I picked up two peppermint shrimp today for $6 each. I think I'll give them a week to see how they handle it.
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If they were 6 here I would probably buy 2 myself just to have them.
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Lol same here that's a great price, wish my LFS would sell livestock that cheap.
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He runs the shop out of his house so doesn't have to worry about paying the normal store related costs
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