the problem w/ that is that sometimes those shrimp which are called peppermints by the way don't eat the aiptasia at all and sometimes eat corals such as zoos and acans.Get a shrimp that eats aptasia I have one and they help. But the shrimp has to be bigger than the aptasia.
Very true. I had two peppermint shrimps in my reef. They took care of the few aiptasia, but also nibbled on my acans once they were gone (and not just to steal food). So if you do use peppermint shrimps I would remove them once the aiptasia have been taken care of.the problem w/ that is that sometimes those shrimp which are called peppermints by the way don't eat the aiptasia at all and sometimes eat corals such as zoos and acans.
Hey Cap, where did you get yours from and were they the big ones?I also used berghia nudi's on my 125 gallon FOWLR that was heavily infested with aiptasia. It took a few months but they ate them all. Even in my overflows that were literally aiptasia gardens. What is even better is that the aiptasia never came back.
little by little huh if you have alot of rock and you do it little by little by the time you get to the third rock the first rock will be infested again.i got a copperband butterfly 2 weeks ago he wont eat the big ones but every little one except for where my clowns are laying eggs have been eaten by him.im not touching them anymore with aiptasia x so they can multiply a little and give him some food through the day.by the way if you are not a expierenced reefer with perfect parameters i would not house a copperband.i dry the rock. they will die off after a day or two. If you do it little by little it won't have much of affect on cycling. Guaranteed aptasia death.