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Old 01-27-2014, 11:23 PM   #1
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Aiptasia and peppermint shrimp?

So I have a bit of small aiptasia. I'm hearing peppermint shrimp will control it but im wondering, how much damage to zoas do they cause if any. I was warned by my lfs there is a potential for them to destroy zoas?

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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My peppermint ate all my aiptasia in a 3G pico, and hasn't touched my zoas (well, he does sometimes walk all over them but that's ok lol.) Usually peppermints don't eat coral, from what I've found.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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Cool I need more testimonies.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:26 AM   #4
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Hit or miss. I use aipstasia x, relatively quick and easy
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:24 AM   #5
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I have a 90 gallon mixed reef tank with two peppermint shrimp, zoas and no aiptasia.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:17 AM   #6
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I have a 92 corner reef tank and 4 peppermints. They didn't touch it. But....Joes Juice kills them immediately. Won't hurt corals either. You just put a tad on the the face of each aiptasia and it instantly shrivels up never to be seen again!
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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What's better peppermints Joes juice or aiptasia x.

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In terms of Joes juice or aiptasia-x, it is up to the user. People also have success with boiling water/lemon juice being shot into the anemone's mouth. Though the before mentioned products have better success rates on my end. Peppermints I have never witnessed consuming aiptasia. There is a theory, far from proven, that they only have interest in very small aiptasia and none in the large anemones.
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I have seen peppermint shrimp wipe out a massive aptasia infestation in just a few days. Some of these anemones were pretty large also. They are hit or miss however, so you may not have the same result. I have never seen a peppermint shrimp eat or destroy coral, but I have seen camelback shrimp eat coral and they look similar.
I'm thinking some stores sell camelbacks as peppermints.
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Joes juice you just have to squirt near tha aiptasia and it will grab it and pull it in. Then u will never see that one again.
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