View Full Version : Aiptaisa Anemone and Coral Banded Shrimp?
07-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Anybody had any luck with a coral banded shrimp removing aiptaisa anemones? I would rather get them than the peppermint shrimp.
Also, has anybody found any good techniques on removing them a different way?
07-08-2010, 06:53 PM
hard to say on this one, as if you feed well any fish or invert will simply ignore the aptasia.
Really, the only guarantee of getting rid of aptasia via predatoey means is getting a sea slub or nudibranch that specifically eats aptasia. Thisll do it.
There are ways of injecting them, but never done it, dont have it so im sure that someone else will explain this...
07-08-2010, 10:17 PM
Coral bandeds do no eat aptasia IME and pepermint are hit or miss. The one guarantee to get rid of them other then boiling the rock is the berghai nudibranch which eats them and only them, but once the aptasia is gone then you need to rehome them because they will starve. I just ordered 3 of them which should be here in a few weeks.
Chemical methods are hit or miss too. I've tried them all and the aptasia always come back so we bought the berghai as a last resort. We literaly have hundreds of aptasia. I've killed them all chemically before and a month later you can't even tell.
07-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Coral banded shrimp do not eat aiptasia, and the reason peppermints have the reputation as being hit or miss is that there are 3 different species of shrimp in the hobby called by the common name Peppermint Shrimp. From everything I've read, the only thing that really takes care of them well are the Berghai nudibranchs.
07-08-2010, 11:07 PM
labnjab where did you order those nudibranch from? how much was they i might buy a couple use them and pass them on to others let me know thanks
07-09-2010, 11:09 AM
They aren't cheap, $15 or more a piece plus shipping. Heres where I got them http://www.berghia.net/marketprice.html They are having some type of bloom in their tanks so they have delayed shipping. Hopefully I'll get them by the end of the month. Keep in mind they do best in a group of 2 or more and they also reproduce in the aquarium
07-27-2010, 01:18 AM
The one guarantee to get rid of them other then boiling the rock
Do not boil your live rock if you want to keep it alive. It will fix the glass anemone problem but your reef will be toast. One other method of removing them is a copper banded butterfly.
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