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Old 06-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #11
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:39 PM   #12
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I tried injecting the ones i had with lemon juice via a hypodermic syringe. It took two seperate injections but it worked they are gone
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I tried injecting the ones i had with lemon juice via a hypodermic syringe. It took two seperate injections but it worked they are gone

Was it pure lemon juice?

I added two peppermint shrimp last night. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they have a taste for aiptasia!
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True peps MAY eat young aiptasis. Mine did, but that was years ago

They're good to have anyway, so get some.
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Dont get a pep just for that. i had one that ramdomly turned rogue and ate an acon and an oyster. Not worth it imo. Took me 9 weeks to get him out.
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I saw the lemon juice thing on YouTube. Even though I don't have your problem, I'm glad I got my peppermints. I call them my hip-hop crew because of the way the sway back and forth
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I agree don't get a peppermint just for getting rid of aiptasia, but also don't avoid getting one just because one person had a bad one. I have one in both my tanks, and think they're a great addition. Sometimes they're very active, and some times I don't see them for a couple days.
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I usually have 3 - 5 peps in my tank.
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I finally took the plunge...I went both routes.

I got two peppermint shrimp and some aiptasia-x.

I didn't see any results really from the pepps after a week. I had what I would classify as mainly larger aiptasia with some small mixed in. Maybe there were working on small aiptasia I couldn't see.

I did an Aiptasia-X treatment last night a prior to going to bed I could see some of the aiptasia I had treated. They still had some of the aiptasia-x I put on them and were looking quite sickly.

When I got up this morning the aiptasia's I treated were gone...or they were very far back in the rock as I couldn't see them. I assume the aiptasia-x killed them and either the snails, emerald crab or peppermint shrimp finished them off.

Just thought I'd reply back with the results I found in case anyone is in the same predicament.
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So, I got a peppermint shrimp for my tank, but it didn't kill any of the aptasia. I was told that you can kill them by injecting them with boiling water, but I don't know where to get a syringe. Anyone have any ideas?
You can get them at an animal feed store.
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