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Old 05-08-2005, 06:13 PM   #11
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What si so bad about these little guys?
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:16 PM   #12
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they reproduce quickly and kill fish and corals and other anemones.. basically they take over your tank.. in this book that I have it calls it "devil's plague".
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I have aptasia in my tank also. They arent that big yet... but my fish and inverts dont seem to mind. Nothing has died so far. I bought 2 peppermint shrimp cuz i heard they eat the stuff, but they dont seem to be doin a good job. Should i really be that concerned about this stuff (aptasia)???


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www.joesjuice.com and peppermint shrimp is a cold water shrimp.. it'll prolly die soon anyway.. I've heard about Berghia verrucicornis which is a nudibranch, I heard they eat up aiptasia... I think I have some tiny nudibranchs in my tank don't know what kind, they're really small..
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www.joesjuice.com and peppermint shrimp is a cold water shrimp.. it'll prolly die soon anyway.. I've heard about Berghia verrucicornis which is a nudibranch, I heard they eat up aiptasia... I think I have some tiny nudibranchs in my tank don't know what kind, they're really small..


Cold water shrimp?? My peppermint shrimp have been alive for about 2 weeks now. Y do u say that they will die? Dont cleaner shrimp thrive in the same type of conditions as a peppermint shrimp??? I was led to believe that peppermint shrimp would do fine in my FOWLR tank.
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I'm just reading my book. and it appears there are a couple peppermint shrimps... Lysmata californica and lysmata wurdemanni, the latter being the one that lives in more temperate waters..the one that lives in cold waters is clear with mottled red stripes.. the other is solid red with thin white stripes goin down thorax or abdomen...
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I'm glad I checked that..I'm gonna get me a few of these shrimp, and some joe's juice or something for the larger ones... it says the larger are better pedators of aiptasia.. maybe ur's are still too small.. just don't feed em till ur aiptasia are gone..
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My peppermint took care of my aiptasia...
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