Zeroinverse Berghia Breeding (again!)

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by zeroinverse, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    A while back, I tried to breed berghias. I got two successful egg clutches to grow to juveniles (of which I only collected 10 juvenile berghias...

    The other egg clutches... Too many of my egg clutch growout containers got contaminated with zooplankton.

    In my recent effort to start up my propagation tank, I found 3 adult berghias lying around (I knew they were around, just didn't know where).


    Anyone who can get me 10 large aiptasias can get an egg clutch from me.
    You can try to grow them out yourself, if you want.

    Located in Walnut Creek, but
    I am driving into Berkeley and San Francisco tomorrow (Thursay Aug 8).

    Hopefully if I can prevent contamination, I can grow out berghias again.
  2. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Anyone want to collect me some? Maybe scrape your overflows? Or your tank/sump walls?

    Preferably isolated and not attached/stuck on rock.
  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I can get you plenty. Not today tho. Headed out of town till sat.
  4. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    this is a great endavour. i don't have any aiptasias, but i'm sure there are plenty folks here who do!!
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I got plenty of aptasia with your name on them!
    You know the way :)
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I do have some on a rock... er boulder in my tank, and while you're more than welcomed to them, I often just toss them into a bucket of oxy clean + water to try and sterilize the rocks.
  7. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    I'm not sure how good I can be at plucking Aiptasia out of my tank (they're mainly on rocks) but I can try to get you some out of there if you want more in the future...
  8. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    I always want aiptasia =)

    So if you can just collect them and even just put them in a glass jar with slightly open lid for aeration, they'll keep for several weeks (or months) for that matter.

    Then we can arrange time for pickup. ^_^
  9. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    They are happy where they are and easily acquired
  10. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    what do you guys recommend I use to yank them out? tweezers? I have lotsa plastic containers I'm sure over time I can have a bunch
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Do not try to yank them out, you will leave pieces behind, and they'll continue to grow and you might cause more to grow. Only thing I've ever found that was truly effective is to remove the rock, and chip off the piece of the rock that has aiptasia on it.
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  12. I can get you some ... am just next door in Lafayette; shoot me a PM with your contact details and we can setup a time to meet.
  13. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Anyone going to BAR meetup in Tiburon?
    Bring me some aiptasia. :)
  14. Crabby

    Crabby Guest

    I've got lots in Tiburon that you can have. Folks just need to catch them for you.
  15. pinner

    pinner Volunteer

    I could could really use some berghia or egg clusters. I can bring u rocks with aiptasia on them in exchange.
  16. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Sorry, Mugabe away my breeding adults when I moved to Berkeley. I may not try breeding them again for a while.

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  17. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I have two originally from zeroinverse that need a home.


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