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What is everyone using to control? Have tried aiptasia x, f aiptasia, and peppermint shrimp. The shrimp cleaned them up for the most part, but also tried eating corals. Caught them and got rid, but have some again and want to rid.


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I went with 10 Berghia and I finally got a good CopperBand on the third try.

You gotta have a biological control that will go get the ones you can’t see.


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Has it cleaned them up good? Worried about my zoas and some softies with a CBB. I can’t find berg
Either?


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FJW and josh at adg gets Berghia in occasionally.

I got my copperband from nick at ola. First one I got didn’t make it, never ate. Second one didn’t eat for weeks and now is one of my fav fish, eats everything.

Honestly I’ve never heard of a Copperband munching on zoa, corals. No probs with mine anyway.


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Copperband works for me. Sadly, mine always go to fish heaven after taking care of the aptasia. Then 6 months later the cycle begins all over again.
 
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FJW and josh at adg gets Berghia in occasionally.

I got my copperband from nick at ola. First one I got didn’t make it, never ate. Second one didn’t eat for weeks and now is one of my fav fish, eats everything.

Honestly I’ve never heard of a Copperband munching on zoa, corals. No probs with mine anyway.


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Def would love to have one. Do they have issued eating usually? Or should I say are they difficult to get eating frozen


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Are the okay with a yellow tang?


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What is everyone using to control? Have tried aiptasia x, f aiptasia, and peppermint shrimp. The shrimp cleaned them up for the most part, but also tried eating corals. Caught them and got rid, but have some again and want to rid.


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I don’t think shrimp eat corals... they eat the dead flesh on the corals.
 
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I don’t think shrimp eat corals... they eat the dead flesh on the corals.
I’ve caught multiple different peppermint shrimp eating my acans on different occasions in the past after they got all the aiptasia.


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FJW had Berghia last week 30 each told me to get 2 but I dont have a big issue with them so couldn't justify it at this time. Plus I didn't want them to starve.
 
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FJW had Berghia last week 30 each told me to get 2 but I dont have a big issue with them so couldn't justify it at this time. Plus I didn't want them to starve.
Idk if I can justify $30 each


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The 5 peppermint shrimp I added to my frag tank munched on my rock nems relentlessly until they were gone.
 

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Idk if I can justify $30 each


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That’s sorta high really, they are $10-15 bucks online. Really need a group order to defray shipping costs tho.


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I’ve caught multiple different peppermint shrimp eating my acans on different occasions in the past after they got all the aiptasia.


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Eh maybe it’s just those. I’ve had maybe a hundred of them in my tenure with scans in the mix and never had an issue. Same as plenty others.
 
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