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Old 01-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Need help removing an Aiptasia Anemone

What is the best way and safest way to remove an Aiptasia Anemone? Thanks!

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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I've used aptasia-x and peppermint shrimp. Worked for me.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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Aptasia x.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Can peppermint shrimp be harmful to corals?
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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Never heard of it. But it's always possible
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info folks!
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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IMO Joe's Juice and peppermint shrimp work together. Kill the big ones your self and let the peppermint shrimp get the small and hidden ones.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
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IMO Joe's Juice and peppermint shrimp work together. Kill the big ones your self and let the peppermint shrimp get the small and hidden ones.
Do you if peppermint shrimp eat corals?
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:36 AM   #9
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Peppermint shrimp should be fine with your corals. Never heard of anyone having trouble with the two together.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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Apstasia eating File Fish! It will eat small and large apstAsias. It worked wonders in my tank.
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Apstasia eating File Fish! It will eat small and large apstAsias. It worked wonders in my tank.
Very true, BUT they are also known to nip at corals as well. Friend of mine had one and it did decimate the aptasia in his tank, but then went after his polyps. be cautious.
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Yea just finished doing some research on filefishes, and some ppl said that they exterminate the Aiptasia but that in some cases they go after small corals as well. Not all of them do, I guess it depends on the fish..
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
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My LFS actually put filefish in their coral tanks to prevent outbreaks. I haven't seen any problems with them eating any corals yet.
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Apstasia eating File Fish! It will eat small and large apstAsias. It worked wonders in my tank.
Not always, and they have been known to munch on an occasional coral and some inverts also.
Just use something caustic: a lemon juice injection, Joes juice, Kalkwasser paste, vinegar injection, boiling water injection, etc.
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Ive got the same problem... my lfs has a filefish. Would one be ok in my 55?
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Do most butterfly fish eat them?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #17
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I had a peppermint that ate my brain coral, I saw him doing it =/ but i dont think he was eating enough unfortunately
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be sure you have peppermint shrimp and not camelback shrimp. camelbacks are not reef safe.


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I went to the LFS yesterday and bought two peppermint shrimps, let see how they do... Thank you all for the info!
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