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Old 02-08-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Peppermint shrimp eating aiptasia

I've seen YouTube videos of peppermint shrimp eating aiptasia. It looks like owner feeds aiptasia wet flake food and the srimp are basically trained to rip the aiptasia apart to get to the food and eat the aiptasia in the process. Has anyone here had any experience with this? Thanks

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:37 PM   #2
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Yes, I put two peppermint shrimps in my 60 gallon that had Aiptasia. Some of it was hard to reach without breaking down the rock work. The shrimps took care of it though and I haven't had any issues since then.

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about training peppermints to eat aiptasia by feeding them flakes made of glass anemone...but what I do know is that generally it is hit or miss if peppermints will consume them. I know every so often I stumble upon some being specifically labeled as ones that consume them for a higher price...but I have no evidence of this being any more or less effective.
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Thank you. I have tons of it. I'll probably get 2 shrimps and have them make a feast out of it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:04 AM   #5
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That's worth a try. I'd rather use mysis than flakes. I don't like the residue from flake food but then again, that would be uneaten flak food.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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I had some aiptasia, I have put a peppermint shrimp, now I don't have aiptasia anymore.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:31 PM   #7
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Same here. I've had good luck with them. They eat the ones you can't get to.

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