Aiptasia

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Hi guys im still having problems with aptasia I wad ringing around trying to find a peppermint shrimp but my local fish shop has an aptasia eating filefish? Any info on these would be appreciated do they work? Are they reef compatible?  I have 2 clown fish will it be ok with them?
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Also would it harm my hermit crabs?  Or pulsing xenia and greenatar polyps plus mushrooms

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I had a problem with majano anemones, another pest anemone, and tried all sorts to get rid of them (same things that kill Aips), but nothing worked.  I bought a filefish, and nothing happened for a few weeks...I gave up...then, after about a month I noticed all the majanos had vanished.  I've read others had the same experience of filefish too, so I would recommend one.  Are they reef safe?...well, I have seen mine take a nip at my acans, so I guess there is a risk, however it seems to mostly leave them alone, and they've been fine since.   They're very peaceful, so no probs with other fish.
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No prob with anything else either, just watch for it nipping your corals, but should be ok.
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Yeah my Aiptasia eating filefish hasn't eaten any Aiptasia yet, and it's been in about 8 weeks or more. So maybe it's hit and miss.  :(

Just try to win the Aiptasia battle before they overrun the tank...
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Reply #5

Pep shrimps always seem to work for me! I found mine the other day haven't seen it for the better part of six months!
I must add I'm not 100% clear of aips as I do see the odd one pop up every now and then.
I should really sort this out!!

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I think im going to go with the peppermint shrimp option hopefully a lfs shouldn't have them in by friday iv spent half hour today getting the visible ones using the hot screwdriver method again  :(

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You'll get there.
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Just keep up the good work. I always bought my peps in pairs for some reason, but always ended up with one!
I should really sort this out!!

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Hi guys, I finally got my hands on 2 small pepper mint shrimp so hopefully they will help get the aptasia under control

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Let us know if they munch on any!  :grin:
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Starting to notice a reduction in the aptasia in my tank and nothing new popping up so looks like the peppermint shrimp are doing there job  :smiley:

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Good news
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Reply #13

Encouraging. I'm yet to find any peppermint shrimp big enough. I don't want small ones, want 4 or so big adults if possible...
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Iv got 2 small peppermint but they have eaten at least 1 big aptasia and im guessing a few small as none have popped up recently

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