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Old 06-12-2003, 05:40 PM   #11
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I was curious why people don;t just grab them with tongs and pull them out of the tank and chuck them?
Because the anemone is going to leave little parts of it's foot all over the rock, then each little piece left will grow into a new anemone. They also tend to suck themselves down into holes in the rock and are a bugger to try and remove like that.
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Injecting them with boiling water seems awfully complicated to me. I had a couple of these appear. One day after I added a peppermint shrimp they where gone. Has anyone heard of an issue related to using a shrimp to control aiptasia? From what I have read, as long as you stay with the caribbean shrimp, they are pretty non-aggressive. Mine hasn't bothered my corals or seahorses.
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yep peppermint shrimp are one very recommended way of aiptasia control it is my personal favorite consider getting another one i think they do better in groups.
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Aptasia's are quick and if you don't get the entire anenome it will spread in your tank. I use an insulin syringe loaded with liquid calcium and inject the anenome with it. Being your tank is just being setup you can take the rock out and get a better angle for what ever method you choose to use.
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There is one downside to the shrimp, alot of us have fish that will eat them.
Those suckers are too expensive to become hor'douvres.

I prefer the injection method.
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That makes sense. I'll have to think of that when I start a new tank with more aggressive fish.
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