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Old 07-21-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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I bought three pepermint shrimps today. I do have a lot of aptasia and was trying a "natural way" to get rid off them... well my three shrimps died in less than 2 hours!! any thoughts? I have a cleaner shrimp and it's doing very well... parameters are good.
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Did you acclimate them properly?
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I did float the bag for 30 minutes. I did not drip them. should I?
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I think they need to be drip acclimated. Inverts are more fragile than fish. (If I'm wrong someone correct me)
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that's what I thought after the fact... I did not drip my cleaner shrimp when I bought it and he's doing fine...Is the copper band fish another alternative to fight aptasia??
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FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Aiptasia Removal Methods"

Definitely acclimate your animals more carefully going forward. Check out the link above. Just about any animal method of control will be hit or miss.
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I agree with HN1. As for the copperbanded, your tank isn't large enough for one, plus they are a lot more difficult to keep IME than cleaner shrimp or peppermint shrimp.
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thanks... I am hesitant to try the copper band fish....any other experience with this type of fish??
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I tried a copperband and he ate like a king until the aiptasia was gone and the poor thing starved. They are very hard to get to eat prepared food. I definitely drip my inverts for around 2 hours.
This is a very satisfying way to get rid of them (aiptasia):
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This is a very satisfying way to get rid of them:
XD when I first read that I thought you meant getting rid of copperbands or inverts LOL. I was like "?!?"
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