125 - Took Forever But Here It is!

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So apparently Aiptasia can eat Berghia. I read that AFTER I dropped one of them right onto the crown of an Aiptasia. I figured I was done for after that, but looking in the tank today it appears the other two have been busy! The Zoa rock is almost bare of Aiptasia, all of the large Aiptasia in my Refugium are gone, and several throughout the tank are in various stages of being munched upon... 2 Berghia (unless the 3rd ate his way out of the Aiptasia that I watched eat him...) in a 125 LOADED with Aiptasia and, after a week probably close to half of the Aiptasia is gone.
Wow - 2 did all that . Totally worth their cost!
 

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@tbrown, a question about your Berghia. Did they look just like the pictures with lots of fine cerata? This is going to seem nuts but I woke up this morning thinking about the Mystic Sunset in my tank. The two Berghia I introduced on Thursday came from a well-known coral farm so I can't believe I'm thinking this but I remember that when I dropped them in I thought how one of them looked just like MEN with just a few large cerata. I'm not sure anymore what the other one looked like but I think it was 'fuzzier' The nudibranchs were tiny, only about 1/2" long. The thing is it dawned on me this morning that one of the nudibranchs, the one that reminded me of a MEN, landed on the same rock where the Mystic Sunset is and only a few inches from it. That was on Thursday. This was the monti on Saturday morning:

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It sounds like paranoia but now I'm wondering. I've been watching the two new fish, the CBB and the bristletooth and neither of them have seemed to show any interest in the Mystic Sunset.
 
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@tbrown, a question about your Berghia. Did they look just like the pictures with lots of fine cerata? This is going to seem nuts but I woke up this morning thinking about the Mystic Sunset in my tank. The two Berghia I introduced on Thursday came from a well-known coral farm so I can't believe I'm thinking this but I remember that when I dropped them in I thought how one of them looked just like MEN with just a few large cerata. I'm not sure anymore what the other one looked like but I think it was 'fuzzier' The nudibranchs were tiny, only about 1/2" long. The thing is it dawned on me this morning that one of the nudibranchs, the one that reminded me of a MEN, landed on the same rock where the Mystic Sunset is and only a few inches from it. That was on Thursday. This was the monti on Saturday morning:

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It sounds like paranoia but now I'm wondering. I've been watching the two new fish, the CBB and the bristletooth and neither of them have seemed to show any interest in the Mystic Sunset.
Mine had a bunch. My MEN were bluish tinted cerata. Honestly though, my MEN looked similar to the Berghia except blue cerata on a white body. The Berghia were more tan/grey.
 
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Mine had a bunch. My MEN were bluish tinted cerata. Honestly though, my MEN looked similar to the Berghia except blue cerata on a white body. The Berghia were more tan/grey.
I got young ones that were just white but it seems to me the cerata were fewer and thicker than the photos I've seen of Berghia. If I hadn't just added the nudi, and if it wasn't from a respected source, I'd have plucked it with great prejudice from my tank. MEN are not fun to deal with. I'm probably wrong, due to the source, but when I remembered that I put the nudi in just a few inches from the Mystic Sunset and that two days later the Mystic Sunset has been grazed and that the nudi looked very much like a MEN...

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I got young ones that were just white but it seems to me the cerata were fewer and thicker than the photos I've seen of Berghia. If I hadn't just added the nudi, and if it wasn't from a respected source, I'd have plucked it with great prejudice from my tank. MEN are not fun to deal with. I'm probably wrong, due to the source, but when I remembered that I put the nudi in just a few inches from the Mystic Sunset and that two days later the Mystic Sunset has been grazed and that the nudi looked very much like a MEN...

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I quoted the post from my old tank that had MEN on your build thread with a picture. From my recollection the Berghia are larger. I could be wrong...
 

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I knew you’d say that lol

I’ll be there today.

If anything really catches my eye I’ll probably buy it…

I’ve determined that the Jersey coral sale was a mistake. But I had like $40 in gift cards which essentially paid for shipping sooo
 

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I knew you’d say that lol

I’ll be there today.

If anything really catches my eye I’ll probably buy it…

I’ve determined that the Jersey coral sale was a mistake. But I had like $40 in gift cards which essentially paid for shipping sooo
Try for. A 5 or 10 then sit and wait off the power hour. Everything gets further marked down. Some coral move fast, but most are available in the after sale too. You don't save any money, just free some up to buy more.
 

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Try for. A 5 or 10 then sit and wait off the power hour. Everything gets further marked down. Some coral move fast, but most are available in the after sale too. You don't save any money, just free some up to buy more.
Power hour?

And I’m assuming the post where it says “deal” and list only 1 coral are the dirt cheap corals?

My main goal- hammers and all it relatives (except torches).

You know I won’t pass up a Goni if I don’t have that color(s) scheme yet

Bowers, blastos, zoas , Acans - these 4 really need to make me scream MINE…..
 

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