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We are talking Berghia Nudibranchs. I have had a small aptasia problem that just won't go away. I tried a Copperband and it seemed to work well. Then I decided to go on vacation, and when I came back it was gone. I guess it was only keeping the aptasia at bay, because the aptasia that I thought was eaten returned. 

I tried the club Majano Wand, and while it works great, I have some in areas that I just cannot reach. 

My last resort to killing these suckers is trying Berghia Nudies. I picked them up from Reeftown.com. They are kind of expensive, so I only purchased six. They recommend a bunch if you have a mild infestation. We will see where this goes. 

Everything was packaged great, and I missed the initial delivery at 820. So they brought the packaged back for a second delivery attempt at 1130. The heat pack was still very hot! They seemed fine right off the bat, and instructions and email communications told me they would be fine sitting out until I could get them in the tank later this evening. 

It was a little bit of a struggle getting them out of the jar, but eventually they worked their way around and I placed three on each island. They are group hunters and mate frequently, so hopefully my 6 will turn into a bunch! We will see where this goes. Not supposed to be an overnight feast on aptasia until the numbers get up. 

Finally down to the pics. 

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I have started thinking about these too.  I am so cheap though I don't want to pay the shipping so I keep thinking I'd tag these onto an order someday and just never get it done.  If they begin breeding I'd buy some from you at the expo!  Looking forward to seeing how they do for you!

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also i have read (not from personal experience) the reason bergs are more efficient at defeating aptasia is because they will consume the whole aptasia. Peppermints and copper bands really only consume the disk part and tentacles and not the "stalk". There are a few sped up videos showing how they consume aptasia...interesting!

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1 hour ago, euphylin me said:

also i have read (not from personal experience) the reason bergs are more efficient at defeating aptasia is because they will consume the whole aptasia. Peppermints and copper bands really only consume the disk part and tentacles and not the "stalk". There are a few sped up videos showing how they consume aptasia...interesting!

Interesting. Good to know. 

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