Any success Bergia Nudibranche.

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  1. Tiger eye

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    Hi guys I'm thinking of buying Bergia Nudibranches but haven't heard of someone who has had success with them.
    How many people have bought them and had success or it was a failure?
    Did they really work as advertised?
     
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    Worked very well for me. Takes them a while to get up to speed, but they do a fine job.
     
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    How long do they take to start working?
     
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    Ive heard that they do work, but once the aptasia is gone, they starve and die.
     
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    @colins got the egg coil and put it in his aptaisia covered sump. Took 6 weeks to start seeing big nudis and a difference to aptaisia population. Moved them to display and again took 6 weeks for big change and now all his aptaisia is gone. Big tank, difficult access, very good result. They do die from starvation when the aptaisia is all gone so Colin offered nudis to everyone around that needed them.:peroni:
     
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    They need fairy good water quality and stable parameters, any NO3 above 20ppm will not do them good.
     
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    Thanks @Bendor. Great summary - exactly right. I'd tried for many months to clean the tank using Aiptasia-X, Joe's Juice and Kalk slurry and, while you can keep them under control with a lot of effort, I don't believe you can eradicate them this way, mainly because you can only kill the ones you can see. The small ones in all the crevices and the big ones in inaccessible places will survive and continue to spread. The Berghia are really easy to catch at night and there are always people looking for them so you don’t need to let them starve to death in your tank once they’ve done their job - once all the aiptasia have disappeared, you’ve got about seven to ten days to catch them and pass them on.
     
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    I don't know what else to do. I've tried Aiptasia X, Joes Juice, Lemon juice, Vinegar, I even got a Majano Wand from America. I also tried a Racoon Butterfly. And thus far the onley one that really works is the Vinegar but that takes frikin forever and I can't reach everywhere.
     
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    I tried the nudies and they worked. defiantly not a quick fix
     
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    ...been looking for a Nudi since my Aiptasia nightmare began..:(..
    @butcherman Actually it is a quick fix...:p I've been battling with Aiptasia for well over a year...vinegar..lemon juice..Joe's Juice...Aiptasia X...Kalkwasse...peppermints...scrubbing...blobbing...been there..done that..don't get me wrong...you can curb them this way, but there is always the odd few you just can't get..:p Now...to put a NUDI in the Tank and do nothing...*sigh*..heaven...and then to find out in about 6 weeks time you have no Aiptasia..:eek:...HEAVEN...!!!..:005:
     
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    Aaah, the theory of relativity, explained so nicely here @belindamotion. Six weeks for one is short for others its for ever, but its still 42 24 hour days.:D
     
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    I read an article on them where the author hatched them in a jar then placed rocks with aips on in the jar to feed them until they reached a decent size then moved the largest ones to the main tank. The theory was that all your livestock devor most of the hatchlings before they reach maturity so its best to grow them in a seperate tank or fuge before introducing them. Apparently you can keep them reproducing in the jar under the right conditions.
     
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    I got some from @colins ( thanks again!). Did not see them once, but all my aptasia gone. They work, for sure
     
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    Does anyone have any fully grown ones that I can buy? I'm just worried that my Wrasse munches the babies as they hatch. :eek:
     
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    Your wrasse will try and eat the adults as well, only realizing afterwards that it is poisonous and spit out a DEAD nudi. They are nocturnal, so will only come out when your fish are "asleep."
     
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    Mmmmm... Problem... Any suggestions?
     
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    How many nudi do you need per tank?
     
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    Will it help if I ad the nudi's at night?
     
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    Hi, yes you could try, switch off all pumps.
     
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