Do Peppermint shrimps eat zoas?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Elrond, 22 Jun 2011.

  1. Elrond

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    Dudes and Dudettes,

    I'm having a small aptasia outbreak at the moment and am waiting around for a decent sized and healthy Copperband to assist. In the mean time I'm looking to gear up to try remove them biologically. They are appearing in hard to reach places to removal any other way isn't an option.

    In my last system, I'm pretty sure my Peppermint shrimp went postal on my Zoas and Starpolyps. I eventually caught him and gave him to the LFS.

    Do they or are they known to eat Zoas occassionally?
     
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  3. rakabos

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    Yes they do depending on the individual itself. Also seen them chomp the yellow bali polyps and wood polyps. All of which resemble aiptasia
     
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    What eats aiptasia but not zoas?
    Sorry for the highjack Elrond.
     
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    take into account, zoa, aptasia, button polyps and anemones are all related. So yes, they can. If they want to
     
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    And stay away from the similar looking camel shrimps, they will tear up your softies like mine did
     
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    they chow them zoas up very quick ime
     
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