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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    I do believe this is happening in my DT, which is absolutely teeming with amphipods. But there are so many variables it is hard to say for sure. And I do expect to find some baby slugs in the tank that contains amphipods (although that remains to be seen), but it is clear already that the...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    Update to my own post: In this article I read for research, the author had mentioned that Amphipods are a problem for nudibranch cultures, which I wasn't entirely sure about. I can now corroborate this, but to exactly what degree I'm not sure. In my original tank which had amphipods and many...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    As an update to my prior update, I once again underestimated how many nudibranchs I had. I sold another 10 (before the shelter in place), put another 5 into my DT and still have at least 15 in there. They are rapidly eating all my aiptasias and I'd sell them in a heartbeat, but as a good...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    If you are only looking for a few Nudi's (<5) let me know. I can save you the shipping costs. As an update on my experiment, I ended up selling 25 nudis, put 5 more into my DT and still have at least 10 in there. I underestimated the number of nudis I ended up growing. Interestingly I...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    Certainly not even close to demand though! I think I got PMs from like 15 people who wanted them and I'll have enough for the first 2. The timeline for me has been as follows: Jan 8 - Got delivery of 10 1/4" nudis, 7 alive Jan 15-30 - Nudis started to breed and lay eggs (and once the nudis...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    He is! A lot more work than raising nudibranchs!
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    In my little experiment, baby nudis have finally started to appear. It was probably about 3-4 weeks from the first eggs being visible to seeing baby nudis, but at this point I just looked through and could count at least 10 tiny nudis (smaller than 1/4") going around my little 10 gallon tank...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    I'm no expert on Aiptasia reproduction, but I believe if you want them to reproduce faster you should actively mess with them (cut them in half, prod them, etc), which I think causes them to create clones and spew them out. If you leave them alone they'll just grow and be happy.
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    The question is how much time and nutrients does it take to grow one medium sized aiptasia, something that a large bergia nudibranch will eat in one day. My guess is the reason there are only 2 suppliers of nudis is that the math of supplying food to the nudis a lot harder than it seems for...
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    Anyone breeding Berghia?

    I'm quasi-breeding them right now. I recently got an order of 10 small (1/4") bergias from saltyunderground, and put them in a 10 gallon QT tank before going into the DT tank. The goal was to both quaratine them for 14 days and to give breeding/growing them out a shot. The tank only has a...
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    Acro crab

    It was a 120 gallon tank. I currently have a 350 gallon tank and wouldn't add one, it isn't about tank size. It is just about the size of their pinchers and the theory that a crab will eat anything it can catch. However as I said I never saw any example of the crab misbehaving in any way...
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    Is this big enough to frag ?

    If the goal is to make a frag, you can frag it. If the goal is to have a nice colony of that coral in your tank, then obviously cutting off 40% of the coral is going to slow down that process a lot because there is 40% less of an already tiny coral. And for all of the talk of frags growing...
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    Acro crab

    I bought one of those crabs from LA a few years ago. I expected a tiny little acro crab like I'd seen in wild colonies in the old days but instead the crab was very big, over 1" across with very big pinchers. I was pretty concerned but decided to put it in the reef anyways, and as it happened...
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