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So I’ve discovered small aiptasia starting up in my 13.5 reef tank no coral in it yet just LR couple clowns peppermint shrimp turbo snails and emerald crabs. My question is will the peppermint shrimp eat and kill off the aiptasia over time. They’ve already munched a bunch down just having them in the tank for about 2 hours. Thanks for any comments and reply’s. You guys kick butt

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Yeah peps work for me. There are a lot of different species all marketed as peppermint shrimp, some are good some are not and thats why you may here mixed results from different people, and why some may say they are even bad bc they ate their corals.

Looks like you got a good one if it already started to go after the aip
 
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Yeah peps work for me. There are a lot of different species all marketed as peppermint shrimp, some are good some are not and thats why you may here mixed results from different people, and why some may say they are even bad bc they ate their corals.

Looks like you got a good one if it already started to go after the aip
Yeah the 4 have already started to eat most away. Cool
 

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Mix Kalkwasser powder with ro or tank water into a paste and using a syringe, inject it into center core of saptasia and it will melt away
 
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Hard to see what you have with the blue pic
Can you post a whiter one?

Aiptasia tend to have long slender tentacles
Mojano tend to have squat thicker tentacles
They are like whiteish color and there’s small ones and some bigger ones I’m betting it’s aiptasia but let me see if I can get better picture
 
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Based on that description I'd say you're right.
Waiting for your new pic ...
Well ... I think the shrimp took care of what I had cause I cannot find any now lol I know the picture I took is hard to tell cause the blue but it is a white color or like translucent like. There where other that where smaller and I’m definitely sure the shrimp took care of them. My LRS said they where perfect for that issue so it looks like they did their job
 

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Well ... I think the shrimp took care of what I had cause I cannot find any now lol I know the picture I took is hard to tell cause the blue but it is a white color or like translucent like. There where other that where smaller and I’m definitely sure the shrimp took care of them. My LRS said they where perfect for that issue so it looks like they did their job
Or it just closed up as the shrimp walked over it ...

Keep an eye out for a few days and get a white light picture if you spot it again
 

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Well ... I think the shrimp took care of what I had cause I cannot find any now lol I know the picture I took is hard to tell cause the blue but it is a white color or like translucent like. There where other that where smaller and I’m definitely sure the shrimp took care of them. My LRS said they where perfect for that issue so it looks like they did their job
They work great, but tend to get lazy and wait for you to feed the tank....at least mine did.
 
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Or it just closed up as the shrimp walked over it ...

Keep an eye out for a few days and get a white light picture if you spot it again
True. I’ve seen and watched the shrimp eat a couple of them I’ll definitely watch it over
 
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They work great, but tend to get lazy and wait for you to feed the tank....at least mine did.
They have definitely gone to town all over the tank since they’ve been in I’ve been pretty happy and satisfied with the outcome. I’ll just have to watch things over the needs couple days
 
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