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Old 07-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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is this aiptasia?

I notice a growth of about 7 of these



I thought it might be aiptasia and I read that I should be getting rid of them. some of them are starting to get pretty big and the tank is only a month old. Should I. I also read not to pull them from the live rock. What should I do? Peppermint shrimp? Butterfly fish? I wanted to confirm with the community first.
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Sure looks like it could be. We did the peppermint shrimp thing with a lot of success. Little guys are cute and good cleaners. It's up to you. Some people insist on chemical eradication. Aiptasia will grow quickly and spread like wildfire if not controlled somehow.
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So... peppermint shrimp is a good help but I was already thinking of getting a couple bloodshrimp in the future. I think i read that they attack the peppermint shrimp. Anyone know if that's true?
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Yes it is. Here is a link to give you ideas to get rid of them.

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