Pepperment shrimp

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    Are pepperment shrimp reef safe?
     
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    Yep. The camel shrimp are the ones you need to be wary of.
     
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    There seems to be allot of debate about this. I am talking about the proper peppement shrimp not the camel shrimp.
     
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    The peppermints are reef safe. The camel shrimp are often sold as peppermints hence the debate. I have several peppermints in both my reef tanks and never had an issue with them eating coral.
     
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    i have a true pepp she chows aptasia like a boss! there are actually quiet a few variates that look like pepps so just be super careful when buying
     
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    We, (@GTH and I) have a peppermint shrimp in our nano. Mixed reef, he sorts out the aiptasia in a foul sweep but leaves everything else alone. Where did you hear about the debate @NJH, did you read it somewhere?
     
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    Google peppermint shrimp reefsafe and you get alot of info and debates. Especially on reefcentral and wet web media. There is actually a clip on you tube where a peppermint rips into some zenia. I know the difference between the peppermints and camel backs. It seems peppermints have caused havoc in some tanks.
     

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