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Please Help Me Find A Berghia Nudibranch

Aiptasia Berghia Nudibranch

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#1 Cojakk

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:16 PM

Hey guys,
I was just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a Berghia, it's my last option before I have to move on to chemical remedies and I really want to avoid that. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be so thankful!

Cheers,
Connor



#2 Jules

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

species name perhpas, as nudibranch can be hard to ID.

id suggest vebas would be a best contact point for something like this.

 

may I ask what you are trying to do? apitasia removal?



#3 Cojakk

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 04:29 PM

I thought they are just called Berghia nudibranchs  :unsure: 
Cool, I will try them, thanks!
Yeah, Aiptasia removal, planning on passing the nudi on once he's done his job



#4 Riggers

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:00 PM

Copper banded butterfly's will pick at the aptasia, and I'm pretty sure peppermint shrimp will do the job too :)

#5 Jules

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:34 AM

Agreed with Riggers, Chelmon rostaratus and a couple other butterfly sp are know to eat aptasia, but also may nip at coral polyps. Peppermint shrimp are known to as well, mine never did.

I used to mix calcium carbonate powder with water, get a small syringe and directly squirt a huge lump of that mix on the aptasia, and BAM, there dead, and didn't really affect water quality (bar adding more calcium and buffering potential)

 

Aptasia X is a product promoted by many, being reef safe etc, however im also a little hesitant adding chemicals to any aquatic system. Let nature do its thing!



#6 aussiemcgee

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:14 PM

I have always just used a syringe with boiling hot water - couple of good blasts with that and they history

#7 oceanarium

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

Copper banded butterfly's will pick at the aptasia, and I'm pretty sure peppermint shrimp will do the job too :)

These are the best bet  :)  

 

Bergha I have never seen for sale. Collected a few myself years back, so they are here. Collectors dont know what they are or the use of them for apitasia control so they dont pick them up. 






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