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Just put in 40 berghias two week so hopefully I’ll be free of aptasias in a few months. So far I they cleaned up one of the rock on right.
 
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Dang that’s a lot of Berghia. Don’t underestimate growth and have them all die of starvation.

I have 100g main display and 20 gallon sump. I put a total of 4 in my system that were roughly 6 mm, 2 in sump & 2 in main display October 2021.

This past weekend I harvested some Chaeto and found 7+ Berghia .750-1” long and also found a ring of eggs in the sump
 

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Dang that’s a lot of Berghia. Don’t underestimate growth and have them all die of starvation.

I have 100g main display and 20 gallon sump. I put a total of 4 in my system that were roughly 6 mm, 2 in sump & 2 in main display October 2021.

This past weekend I harvested some Chaeto and found 7+ Berghia .750-1” long and also found a ring of eggs in the sump
Nice! I need some asap, lmk if you’re interested in selling some?


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noob. all you need is 2 peppermint shrimps. haven't seen a aptasia in my display for a year since adding it to my 160g
 

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noob. all you need is 2 peppermint shrimps. haven't seen a aptasia in my display for a year since adding it to my 160g
They’re 50/50 at best and if you feed heavily, then your chances of them actually looking at aiptasia goes down significantly. Never had luck with them and usually remove them shortly after, due to them taking a liking to my LPS. I think they’ll probably do well in a new tank with minimal coral and light feedings, otherwise, the only 100% reef safe predators of aiptasia are berghia.


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My whole tank was covered with them. Nudi's worked but sometimes they can miss a few in the cracks and then it comes back in 6 months.
 

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I’ve had success with copper bands and file fish in the past but you do run the risk of them nipping corals. Honestly though I’ve had more tangs that ate corals than other fish in my systems.
 
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