08-20-2007, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by caferacermike
The copper band butterfly fish is one of the best critters for eating aptasia, but as stated that particular fish needs to have a taste for it. Berghia nudibranch's are the sea slugs you are looking for, they are about $100 for 4 almost microscopic slugs, a waste of money IMO. They become an easy snack for a small fish. Peps do take to aptasia but only small juvenile anemones. Once they are full blown the peps will only be able to keep the numbers stable. Babies will not grow out. The shrimps tend to avoid the adult anemones as they can eat them.
Thanks for the info, CRM. Is it likely the copper band butterfly will pick at mushrooms, polpys, and other coral, or is it a pretty safe bet in a reef tank? I have to do something here...