12-30-2009, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Pasfur
I read an article in Coral Magazine recently that said there are 2 different species of shrimp sold as Peppermint Shrimp. The pictures looked nearly identical. One eats aiptasia and the other does not, which is why you are best to purchase a small group of these shrimp to ensure you actually get some of the aiptasia eating species in your purchase.
Yup, be careful of the colors. You want to purchase a bright vibrant variety. The darker colored ones are the ones that reside in california, which do not consume aiptasia -- I just recently learned this with an article online.
I have aiptasia in the tank and got stung a couple of times while moving rocks around, it's great now though. All aiptasia are gone and i'm happy.
Last edited by CamryDS; 12-30-2009 at 12:05 AM..