peppermint shrimp

  1. Fam5dad

    Natural Aiptasia predators

    I started my reef 2 months ago. I found 1 aiptasia about the size of a quarter last night. :( I want to introduce some aiptasia predators so that long term maintenance is built into my solution. Plus I am lazy. ;) A copperband is more than I want to take on right now, just too delicate this...
  2. A

    Pregnant Peppermint Shrimp

    my husband has 2 peppermint shrimps in our tank and i noticed that both of them are pregnant, we haven't had any other peppermints in there for quite a while so how is this possible? i'm confused. i'm almost 100% sure they're both pregnant, i google plenty of pictures of pregnant peppermints and...
  3. adamlodge14

    Aptasia removal

    Hiya guys, I have had a 15 gallon marine tank up and running for 3 months now. Yesterday I saw a tiny wee aptasia anemone on the frag disk which my leather Coral is on. I instantly took it out and dipped the coral and disk in a coral dip solution (aqua forest protect dip) and tried to remove as...
  4. JuliaRuss

    Can mushroom kill shrimp?

    Hi guys! So this morning I found my mushroom plug flipped over on the sand. And my normally perpetually hiding peppermint shrimp is hanging on its last breath out in the open (so it’s probably not molting). Can mushroom sting and kill the shrimp?? Or it’s just a coincidence? Thank you so much!!
  5. jgvergo

    How many Peppermint shrimps should I get?

    I have an 85 gal DT and I have a growing aptasia problem. I'd say I have between 25 and 50 visible Aptasia at the moment. I have decided on using Peppermint Shrimp to manage the Aptasia. I know that Peppermint Shrimp are "hit or miss" when it comes to dealing with Aptasia so I want to get more...
  6. jk1824

    Peppermint Shrimp and Tube Anenomes

    New to the forum, what’s up guys. I currently have two peppermint shrimp which I used to rid my tank of aptasia. It worked very well, they were gone in a day. The peps have no made any motion towards destroying any coral in my tank. I do feed them shrimp pellets which seems to keep them happy...
  7. Biota_Marine

    Livestock Got Aiptasia? Check out our Aiptasia eating filefish chowing down!

    Hey Y'all We know hobbyists want Matted filefish that eat already Aiptasia, so we feed our matted filefish aiptasia and hydroids weekly so they can recognize them in your tanks. Check out the GoPro video below. If you have a huge Aiptasia problem I recommend a few of these guys with our...
  8. F

    Fire Clown Fish compatibility with Peppermint Shrimp

    I added a Peppermint shrimp to my Fluval Evo tank a couple of hours ago to eat Aiptasia that’s started growing in my tank. I was absolutely horrified to see my Red Fire Clown attack it, then pick it up and feed it to his BTA!!! I can’t find anywhere on the internet to say Peppermint Shrimps...
  9. michaelabellz

    EMERGENCY Peppermint shrimp eating frogspawn?!?

    I’ve never heard of a peppermint shrimp eating frogspawn or any coral for that matter but I just added a frogspawn to my tank after acclimating for 2 hours and as soon as I put it in my peppermint shrimp went straight towards it and started picking off the tips and eating it while some just...
  10. duesmortem

    Favia Recovery Potential

    so my favia has been partially devoured by my peppermint shrimp. The shrimp hasn't touched any other LPS corals I have in the tank. Just wondering if this favia coral can regenerate its tissue after having so much of it taken off? Should I just donate the plug to my LFS?
  11. plankton

    How worried should I be if I have some shrimp and planning to add 'Berghia' Nudis?

    I have a heavily stocked and thriving SPS tank ... that also grows Aptasia shockingly well. I've hit the Aptasia with Aptasia-X, CaOH concentrations and added peppermint shrimp (3) but all I've been able to do is scatter the aptasia further into, under, inbetween my LR. I've read the many...
  12. R

    Anything reef safe that eats peppermint shrimp?

    Heres the quick and dirty. aptasi in my tank. knowing nothing about Berghia I put ten, yes ten in my tank a year ago. Berghia are shrimp food and I just need the buggers gone. Have been trying the trap method for several weeks and no luck yet. Is there a simpler solution - turn them into...
  13. kriva5

    Peppermint Shrimp Question

    We added a peppermint shrimp to our reef tank and he's been hanging out in the top corners by either the return or the intake. He occasionally runs around upsidedown by the back wall. Is this normal behavior? I was expecting him to find a cave or crevice under the rock, so him staying at the...
  14. nanonøkk

    what’s the most reef safe shrimp

    ok so i’m wondering on what the most reef safe shrimp is because i’m looking to get one and as i’m looking i’m not seeing very good things. so i first though coral bandit shrimp because i heard- they were reef safe but the i kept reading and it looked to be a 50/50 on if they would eat corals...
  15. Sleeping Giant

    Peppermint shrimp ordered

    Well I finally am joining the team fighting apstatia, I ordered my first peppermint shrimp, after a month of letting 2 bergula nudibranch try and attack it. They did nothing so far, and haven't seen them since I placed them. So I figured, what the heck I'll order 1 peppermint shrimp and see how it goes...
  16. Slickraptor13

    What happened to my Acan?

    So I have a nano tank that has been up for about a year now, and I'm starting to add some corals to it. My tank inhabitants are as follows: 2 nano clowns, an orchid dottyback, a lawnmower blenny, some snails and a peppermint shrimp. Coral wise, i have a small colony of GSP, two Zoa's, a...
  17. JohnnyTsunami213

    Hello New Reefer [Primetime Reefs]

    Hey everyone my name is Johnny and I am brand new to Reef keeping and saltwater aquariums. I originally joined Reef2Reef to learn from all of the experts here but I am also looking forward to sharing my journey and knowledge with those that come after me. I’ve been doing a lot of research on...
  18. ZooMontana88

    Peppermint Shrimp babies!!!

    My peps just released babies in my qt tank! So exciting! Thought I'd share a short video...
  19. ZooMontana88

    Build Thread 75g Build Progression

    Hey y'all! I have a few photos to share of my setup. Added 3 macros today. Currently have a Clown and a flower nem in quarantine tank. Will post those 2 after introduction to display. Display has 1 Royal Gramma, 1 Citron Clown Goby, 1 Condylacti, 1 Bubbletip, 2 colonies of polyps, 1 colony of...
  20. Salemsoul

    Dang Nature, you scary! Duncans ate my peppermint shrimp

    A littleback story.. a few days ago my peppermint shrimp was seen trying to take food from my duncans. On my IG @spellboundreefing a handful of people warned about them eating their coral and that I should take him out. Today I went looking for my peppermint ship my duncans ATE HIM! They look...
  21. 00Barracuda00

    Shrimp/Fish Interactions?

    I have 2 black/white ocellaris clowns, and the three shrimp I added to the tank are DESPERATE to clean them. The clowns simply aren't having it. Could this be because they are tank raised and have never seen/experienced this behavior before or because they just aren't usually ok with being...
  22. ThunderGoose

    Shrimp reproduction questions

    1) My lone peppermint shrimp (from Florida so it should be Lysmata wurdemanni) looks to be holding eggs. She's never done this before. So I used my Google-fu and found that they are proandrous hermaphrodites. They all start out as male and them become hermaphrodites (and maybe then become...
  23. alexjoha

    Shrimp die off

    Shrimp die off I have had 2 cleaner shrimps for about 1 yare now, healthy and fine. I have also added 5 peppermint shrimps for about 2 weeks ago. Both cleaner shrimps have died the last weeks. And I have lost 2 peppermints as well. the system is 210gallons in total. Tank tread for more info...
  24. danschoenherr

    Peppermint Shrimp eating my Rock Flowers

    So I noticed one of my rock flowers weas looking a bit "dishevilled" and was moving around a bit. Then, I wasn't able to locate it, which didn't really concern me as there are a lot of hiding places. But one night near lights out, I noticed the 2 Peppermint Shrimp that I have prowling about the...
  25. potatocouch

    How to kill Aiptasia (preferably under water)?

    Peppermint shrimp doesn't seem to work (I put in 3 small one yesterday and I don't see them anymore LOL .... let alone them fixing my Aiptasia). I had a bigger Peppermint shrimp earlier this year and it seems to work on those Aiptasia but shame, I think it gets eaten by the BTA; perhaps what I...
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