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Old 07-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #11
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I too am one that swears that peppermints take out corals. It got my ricordea. Totally ripped it apart. The pep went back to the LFS and the ric did survive after about a month Bigger than ever actually, but still I wont be getting another pep regardless of how people claim its only camels that are bad.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:20 PM   #12
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Ya and i have FOUR OF THEM!!!! Got one out last night, No clue what im going to do about the other three. Most likely tear the tank apart and net them out
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Going to go ahead and throw this out there.. but is it possible that maybe some of those corals the shrimp were feeding on, were almost already dead? And that's the reason you saw them picking at it? Or maybe something else destroyed your coral and then the peps just finished them off? Have you ruled out everything besides the pep shrimps?
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I use a red light and I can see their little eyes glowing.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:40 PM   #15
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Going to go ahead and throw this out there.. but is it possible that maybe some of those corals the shrimp were feeding on, were almost already dead? And that's the reason you saw them picking at it? Or maybe something else destroyed your coral and then the peps just finished them off? Have you ruled out everything besides the pep shrimps?


Yeah the the coral looked good and was even growing. So I'm 90% sure it was them.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:54 AM   #16
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Going to go ahead and throw this out there.. but is it possible that maybe some of those corals the shrimp were feeding on, were almost already dead? And that's the reason you saw them picking at it? Or maybe something else destroyed your coral and then the peps just finished them off? Have you ruled out everything besides the pep shrimps?
I thought to myself the same thing because the peps are always said to be reef safe and I have kept them before my incidentwith no problems. However, the ric mine destroyed was perfect unless it was dying in a way i couldnt see. Plus right after I removed the pep it slowly recovered. Maybe I could be wrong, but I wouldnt by them again.

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Thats a little extreme being that your only 90% sure haha. Id just keep my eye out for them at night with a red light as said before. They arent like coral eating machines, I have just heard several cases of them picking at them now and then.
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