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    Aiptasia Wanted -- No, seriously!

    I picked up four Berghia and without going into a long story, I know need a bunch of aiptasia as they're eating like little pigs. I can't put them in the main tank though as they'll get eaten by my shrimp (another long story) so I'm waiting until I have a bunch of them to do that.

    So I find myself in an odd position asking people for aiptasia. I have a 10 gal tank setup for the Berghia and either need to add a bunch of aiptasia to this or a few rocks to be cleaned and given back to members at a later time. I also have a 15 gal tank setup for aiptasia propagation and I'm testing a variety of methods in there such as cutting them up with a razor blade, feeding them, etc.

    I fly out Monday and will be gone for three weeks so I'm going to need a bunch of them. Can anyone help me save my starving Berghias?

    I live on the North end of town a few blocks from the Target up here with the frags if that helps.

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    I have a few coral plugs with some aiptasia on them and you are more than welcome to hold onto them or use them for aiptasia propagation etc.

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    I have a lot. But I won't be back in the US till your already gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkboy99999 View Post
    I have a lot. But I won't be back in the US till your already gone
    just focus on catching as many cool fish and corals as you can while you are in guam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumpto View Post
    I picked up four Berghia and without going into a long story, I know need a bunch of aiptasia as they're eating like little pigs. I can't put them in the main tank though as they'll get eaten by my shrimp (another long story) so I'm waiting until I have a bunch of them to do that.

    So I find myself in an odd position asking people for aiptasia. I have a 10 gal tank setup for the Berghia and either need to add a bunch of aiptasia to this or a few rocks to be cleaned and given back to members at a later time. I also have a 15 gal tank setup for aiptasia propagation and I'm testing a variety of methods in there such as cutting them up with a razor blade, feeding them, etc.

    I fly out Monday and will be gone for three weeks so I'm going to need a bunch of them. Can anyone help me save my starving Berghias?

    I live on the North end of town a few blocks from the Target up here with the frags if that helps.
    As far as propagation goes, using a lazer seems to grow them exponentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    just focus on catching as many cool fish and corals as you can while you are in guam!
    Well right now I'm in Tokyo but when i Get to Guam il take a lot of pics with my new under water camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Tim View Post
    As far as propagation goes, using a lazer seems to grow them exponentially.
    confirmed this works really really well!

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    So does clipping their lashes with scissors.
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    Good luck, they eat a lot.




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    I have an aiptasia that won't die, and is sitting in my zoas... I bet it will feed them until the Earth dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I have an aiptasia that won't die, and is sitting in my zoas... I bet it will feed them until the Earth dies.
    Well these hungry little nudibranch's will take care of it. However, there's some tricks I've learned.

    If you have shrimp you can't put the Berghia's in the tank with them as they love to eat them. You have to remove the rock and put it in a small tank with the Berghia's or use something like a Lee's Net Breeder and hang it in the main tank (if the rock is small enough).
    http://www.amazon.com/Lee-10265-Lees...5358417&sr=1-8

    I have a 10 gal tank setup just for the Berghia's and then put rocks in there which have aiptasia on them and they devour them. Currently I'm having trouble producing enough aiptasia for them and at some point they're going to starve -- maybe in a couple months. If you guys have aiptasia it would be great if you could get some of them to cling onto frag plugs or small rocks so I can borrow them. At some point these Berghia's will be breeding and I can spread them around.

    Interesting on the laser -- I always wondered if that's what would happen.

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    I can probably give you some

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkboy99999 View Post
    I can probably give you some
    Awesome Sharkboy, thanks! -- sending pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumpto View Post
    Awesome Sharkboy, thanks! -- sending pm.
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