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Old 11-12-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Peppermint Shrimp?

I'm having a bit of a problem with aiptasia, and am thinking about getting a Peppermint Shrimp to help. I have two of what I believe to be condies that I brought back from the gulf coast of Florida. Will the shrimp eat them? On a bit of a side note, would the shrimp eat psudocorynactis as well? I only ask about the psudocorynactis because I have three of them and I like them. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Just buy aptasia x, it's an extremely easy solution to the problem
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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I seriously considered that, but I miss having a shrimp in my tank. If the shrimp isn't compatible, I'll def try it. Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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Peps are not always a solution for aiptasia. Some will eat them but others just ignore it. I had like 8 in my tank and none of them went for my aiptasia.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:24 AM   #5
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i had the same problem with aiptasia before also . one of the guys in here suggest besides peppermint try boil some lemon juice then inject it where the aiptasia is and it did work for me. Plus it wont hurt the fish or the coral either
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:28 AM   #6
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Ok. Thank for the advice. Could I get a shrimp anyway? I'm planning on killing the aiptasia by injection, but peppermints are so neat. It won't eat my condies, will it?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:30 AM   #7
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you could still get the shrimp . it will help your tank anyway .. my tank i have fire shrimp,cleaner shrimp and peppermint and they all do well . i have a 75 gal reef
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:37 AM   #8
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Cool! Do you dose your tank with anything? Well I guess what I'm asking is it necessary to supplement for grump growth? If so, what?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:41 PM   #9
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I don't dose anything for my crustaceans. I have a skunk cleaner, reef lobster, arrow crab, and emerald crab. I have heard of people dosing iodine. They need that when they molt. If you keep up with pwc you shouldn't need to dose.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #10
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Thanks! I'm pretty sure that I'll get one soon. My lfs has a breeding pair, so maybe they'll be my new inhabitants. I'm not sure though. Maybe I'll just start with one to see if they do well in my tank. Thanks for all the help!
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