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Old 07-31-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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WTG Peppermint Shrimp!

I put a big peppermint shrimp in my tank the other day as a trade in for a choc chip star.....man that guy has eaten almost all my aiptasia, even some of the bigget ones in less than a week!

And he gets along with my dotty back, or should I say the dottyback gets along with him.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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WTG - Want to give?
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
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Ah... lol XD I related WTG with WTB and WTS haha

Do your pep. shrimps bother any of your corals? I've heard that they will munch on zoos?
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I hope he doesnt munch zoos......

He will get a swift ride to the LFS if he touches them!
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I have one and he hasn't touched them at all. The CBS I've heard of munching corals but I've never heard of peppermint shrimp doing that. Then again anything is possible.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:11 PM   #7
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Well, shows over.....

The shrimp ate every last aiptasia in the tank, even the biggest ones!!!!

Man, I hope he doesnt starve now....does he have to have aiptasia?

He doesnt seem interested in flake or brine.
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No pep shrimps don't "have" to have aiptasia. They accept a wide variety of food. Maybe there are still some more aiptasia in the tank and your shrimp is saving his stomach for them
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:45 AM   #9
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Man, I hope he doesnt starve now..
Are they not great at eliminating Aiptasias! It will not starve with out them as fishfrik mentioned. Peps will scavenge what they need when you feed your fish, although I do hand feed mine pieces of meat while feeding the rest of my tank to make sure he's happy. They can be quite social since they are a cleaning species.
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Yep, Mike is correct. I handfeed my peppermint shrimp once in awhile to make sure he's getting his food. He'll walk right up my fingers to grab the food. Glad he cleaned up your Aiptasias, did the same here also! Good find.
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