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I saw a peppermint shrimp that claimed to eat all of aptasia in someones tank go around on here. Wondering if anyone knows of where it is now.

If anyone else has any other ideas.

taking the rocks out is not an option.
i used to take them out and torch them but, they seem to still spread. and i left it for too long.

thanks everyone.
 

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hey, ya i have aptasia x. works good but too many for that option.

I just saw someone post they had one that ate all their aptasia for sale.

i guess ill just try a few on my own.

CBB didnt work either.
 

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My peppermint shrimp and CBB don't eat aptasia at all :mad:
 

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I inject vinegar but its a slow process but if you have many not easy. The best is to take the rock out and treat it with bleach, do daily washing for at least two weeks before you can put the rock back.
 

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I bought mine at Sea U Marine and after about 5 min of being in the tank, it got to work on my aiptasia. ( like a pit bull on a spare tire in fact). Never saw anything work so hard- not sure if it liked to eat it or just had a deep hatred for it.
 

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Cut back on the "broadcast" feeding of the system as well until the aiptasia is under control or feed small portions frequently. Have to keep those buggers hungry to do their intended job ;).
 

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do they completely get rid of the aiptasia unit, or do they just mow it down to small particles, and the sucker regrows?
 

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IME, peppermint shrimp do a great job on the smaller aiptasia individuals but the big ones remain. One can manually get rid of them. CBBs I find the same but in time will get at the larger ones down to nothing. The survival rate is better in systems larger than 100gal.
 

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I purchased 3 peppermint shrimp from Big Als Whitby a month or two ago. No more aipstasia! Not even a hint and I had quite a few before. Now they just eat a pellet once in awhile and whatever else they pick off the rocks.
 
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