Photo: Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, James Fatherree
It is beneficial to combine both chemical and biological removal of these pests as it is easy to miss smaller glass anemones.
One of the most popular invertebrates to add to home aquaria for the control of A. pallida is the peppermint shrimp (Lysmata sp.).
The Matted Filefish (Acreichthys tomentosus) has also been known to eat A. pallida.
An effective invertebrate to use to consume A. pallida are Berghia nudibranchs (Berghia stephanieae).
Glass anemones are a pain to get rid of in reef tanks, especially if they are growing on frag plugs or wedged themselves into a coral colony; but, the use of both chemical and biological methods can help keep these pests at bay!