Berghia nudibranches for Aptasia control

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  1. RiaanP

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    Anyone?
    I know they are small, apparently do not travel very well.
    but they feed exclusively on aptasia.

    Anybody who have it?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Riaan never seen them in SA
     
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    the problem with using them for control, as you stated is that they feed exclusively on aiptasia, what will you feed them when the aiptasia is gone?
     
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    You pass some on to somebody else. Like cheato.
    They are small, and should not be a problem if their population crashes. Unless you have a plantation.

    Frans
    You only need 2, they both sexual, like our famous athlete. And you build your colony up outside the tank. So you do not have predation.
     
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    the risk is far to great still, hence why no LFS or importers bring them in. they might work, like all things nothing is gauranteed, but in the long run, manual removal might fare cheaper.
     
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    Dude, i'd pay at least a zillion zimbabwe dollars for one
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    it is better to have 100 Berghia's dying on you than a Copperband.
     
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    i disagree on 2 levels:
    a. 100 @ R50 is more than a CBB
    b. no life is expendable
     
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    You could Farm the aiptasia like most people do for their CBB
     
  13. Johan van Aardt

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    try naac they said they ill order things with their ue shipment coming in the beginning of october, plus i think they would need them anyway the way those tanks are looking
     
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    Just use that new product by red sea to kill aiptasia. Donovan at VIP demostrated the stuff to me and it worked like a bomb. A simple solution to a simple problem
     
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    I was also a fan of the red sea aiptasiaX until my aiptasia came back, with friends . . .
     
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    i read that lemon concerntrate (yes the stuff in a bottle) works great if injected using a needle.
    just wait til they are big enough and then zap them.
    they never return then!

    i have used joes juice. found that 50% of the time they grow back with a few friends.

    i have also heard of a method of taking the rock out of your system and putting it in a 1.010 salt water mix.
    they basically explode as the pressure change is to great. leave the rocks in there for a couple weeks then put them back into the system.

    anyone used this above approach before??
     
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    hi

    Hi bud i have tried every importer,no body but nobody can get it,i now liyakat said at one time he can import it but we need to put a order of a min of 100 of them
     
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    I'll be in for a few...maybe we should see who else and then make up a bulk order
     
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    any one have a pic of berghia? what do they look like? i am fortunate to be free of aptasia, but am interested to know of all options to remove them if i should get. when i have had befor i've removed with boing water. i also have a healthy copperband, but don't want to introduce aptasia as he mite not eat it. taggin allong:thumbup:
     
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    Have a look here dv8

    Berghia Nudibranch Breeder, Berghia Verrucicornis Kill Aiptasia Anemones to Control Aiptasia
     
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    i'm sure there would be a markit for those guy's here in S A
     
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