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Will peppermint shrimp eat aiptasia?

Will peppermint shrimp eat aiptasia?

Peppermint shrimp are omnivores that will feed on leftover foods, and sometimes pick at algae. Most importantly though, they will eat nuisance Aiptasia anemones and are an excellent choice to treat this scourge.

How quickly will peppermint shrimp eat aiptasia?

peppermint shrimp they cleaned all aiptasia within 3 days. But they also picked at my corals.

What species of peppermint shrimp eat aiptasia?

nudibranchs, Molly Miller blennies and the “aiptasia-eating ” filefish (Acreichthys tomentosus). However, at this time, the most trusted and commonly available species for aiptasia control is the peppermint shrimp (Lysmata boggessi).

Will peppermint shrimp eat my coral?

THey may occasionally steal a bit of coral polyp, off something fluffy like poci, but they don’t eat it. They rapidly decide it’s not edible and usually stop. You do have to be able to tell the diff between peps and camel shrimp, who are not well-behaved. Yup, LFSs sometimes sell Camel Shrimp as Peppermints.

How do I get my Peppermint Shrimp to eat Aiptasia?

They will usually eat aiptasia in the absence of other easier food. So if you overfeed your tank daily and have stuff that’s easy for them to grab they’re not going to be motivated. So you basically starve your tank for a few days after putting them in.

Will cleaner shrimp eat Aiptasia?

The Peppermint shrimp is a saltwater cleaner shrimp species that is often added to a reef tank because they will eat aiptasia anemones.

Do I need to feed Peppermint Shrimp?

Feeding this shrimp should not be a problem since they should scavenge the tank for any uneaten foods and detritus. You may want to give them a sinking shrimp pellet or a small piece of fresh fish from time to time. Some folks claim that they will eat hair algae, though we’ve never witnessed this ourselves.

How many Peppermint Shrimp can you have?

How many Peppermint Shrimp do I need for my tank + We typically recommend 1 peppermint shrimp per 10 gallons of tank volume. They are hard to overstock.

Can Peppermint Shrimp live with other shrimp?

The Peppermint Shrimp is a fairly easy going shrimp that should play well with others of its own species but it may fight with other shrimp species in the aquarium.

How many peppermint shrimp are in a tank?

How many Peppermint Shrimp do I need for my tank + We typically recommend 1 peppermint shrimp per 10 gallons of tank volume. They are hard to overstock. If sufficent food is not available, we recommend feeding them pellets or frozen food.

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