Indian peppermint shrimps ?

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Hey guys, im from india, and these are sold as indian peppermint shrimps... will they harm corals? Are they true peppermints???

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  3. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    They do appear to be peppermint shrimp.

    Peppermint shrimp are usually added to reef tanks to eradicate pest anemones, such as aiptasia. Unfortunately, they have been known to attack other short-tentacle nems and fleshy LPS corals.
     
  4. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Thanks, i guess then i wont add them..
     
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  5. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I had to get ride of my peppermint, it tore into a hammer and pestered my nem..
     
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  6. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I got 3 of them to get rid of aiptasia...they tore two brains which i couldn't save...they were removed from my tank