View Full Version : Aptasia Question

02/07/2009, 01:20 PM
Up till recently I have been able to control aptasia with calcium injection. But i have found some in places that are impossible to reach without moving large rocks which is difficult without serious effort. I already have a full load of fish so id prefer not to add a copperband if I can avoid it. My LFS suggested adding a few peppermint shrimp to take care of it. Has anyone else used these critters succesfully?

02/07/2009, 01:24 PM
pepermint shrimp are hit and miss. some eat aptasia very well and others will not touch it. you can also use berghia nudis if you can find them.

True Blue
02/07/2009, 01:46 PM
I have a couple in my tank and they eat Aptasia.
Salty life is right though, it is hit and miss...
All i can say about it is, You fail 100% of the chances you don't take.
Or something like that.

02/07/2009, 01:50 PM
If you get four shrimp or so one or two should eat it. Why not get a long syringe and squirt joes juice or whatever you used on it? Are they that unreachable even with that type of syringe?

02/07/2009, 02:55 PM
UPDATE! My LFS decided i will be ok with the copperband. My water parameters have been in a safe range for a while so they said id be safe to put one in. Thanks for the input!

02/07/2009, 03:28 PM
Hate to tell you, but copperbands are hit and miss too :)