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Old 07-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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I just put a peppermint shrimp in my tank last night and during the day today he ate the biggest aptaisa in my tank thing was like more than an 1" tall
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #12
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I just put a peppermint shrimp in my tank last night and during the day today he ate the biggest aptaisa in my tank thing was like more than an 1" tall
Congrats, if they are eating them then they should keep aiptasia at bay.
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Hopefully it will be kind the my corals
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:41 AM   #14
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Hopefully it will be kind the my corals
Peppermints won't harm any of your corals, I've had 2 in my tank for years.
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Ok cool
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:16 AM   #16
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Copperbanded butterfly fish eat aptasias too right. I really prefer to have fish remove pests rather than inverts.
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Copperbanded butterfly fish eat aptasias too right. I really prefer to have fish remove pests rather than inverts.
Yes they can, however they have stricter requirements and a lot more difficult to keep than peppermints.
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Copperbanded butterfly fish eat aptasias too right. I really prefer to have fish remove pests rather than inverts.
Unless you have a long-established reef tank, and are willing to pamper that fish, getting a Copperband for Aptasia control, is like hiring a suicide bomber for a housefly problem. .
I agree with Schism, Peppermints are 20x easier and cheaper.
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I've been looking for some peppermint shrimps, but they are not available for sale right now (Im in México and Its seems like theres a season when Its forbidden to capture them).

Any other option for kill my aiptasia other than lemon juice or aiptasia X?
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If you can get some Kalkwasser, make a paste out of it, it's a powder, and smear it onto the Aptasia. Just don't use too much at any one time. Say you've got 20 Aptasia, do 5 at a time with a few days between treatments. Too much at a time, can effect your water parameters. Ph, Ca, Alk. Also try to keep it off anything you don't want to kill.
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