Berghia verrucicornis

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  1. data_loss

    data_loss where's the rum?
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    Breeding Journal DataSheet


    General
    Species: Berghia verrucicornis
    Common Name: Berghia Nudibranch
    Social Structure: 5 adults
    Size of Individuals: 3/4 inch
    Age of Individuals: unknown
    Date added to Tank: 1/26/13

    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 6" x 3" breeders box floating in 54 gallon corner tank
    Substrate Details: None
    Filtration Details: None
    Water Changes: About 20% weekly
    Water Temperature: 78 degrees F
    Salinity: 1.026
    Lighting: LEDs on main tank
    Lighting Cycle: On at 6am Off at 10pm
    Salt Type: Instant Ocean
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Small rock with zoas and aiptasia in breeders box

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: Aiptasia
    Feeding Schedule: Continuous

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: 1/28/13
    Spawn Time of Day: Unknown
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    Courtship Details: Unknown
    Egg Size: Smaller than 1mm
    Egg Color: White
    Egg Count: Approx 400

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    Do not place any pictures or videos in this first post. Videos and pictures should go in followup posts in this thread
     
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    data_loss

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    This is my first breeding journal. Please let me know if I need to change anything :)

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    I tried to count the eggs. It would be easier if I could get a better picture but I can't find my extension tubes right now :mad_3:. Each color stopped at 100.
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    data_loss

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    I just read that Berghia like to lay eggs on the bottom of the rocks, not typically on top like this coil was. So I looked at the bottom and guess what?

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    Much harder to get a good picture right now of the bottom of the rock but if you look closely you can see 4 more coils :beerchug:

    I've only had these two days and I'm looking at over 1000 eggs...
     
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    Nice job and congrats! Pics look really great too.
     
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    data_loss

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    Good news: I found my extension tubes and decided a few more pictures couldn't hurt. While taking the pictures I found even more eggs :beerchug:

    Bad news: All the berghia eventually found there way out of the little breeder box and into the tank. I'll have to do some night time viewing to see if they come out at all.

    The pics, there are 10 coils as far as I can tell :greenguy:
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    A couple more attempts at close-ups...

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    If what I am reading is correct I have a little over a week before these hatch. I've read articles about cups, ice cream buckets, 10 gallon tanks, all different kinds of ways to go about keeping these alive. The easiest thing for me to do at this point would be to just move them all into a 29 gallon I have setup and try to put as much aiptasia as I can get my hands on in there.

    Is it normal for these things to lay so many eggs in just a few days?
     
  6. Travis Dragan

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    That is fantastic, the pattern the eggs make is beautiful. Good Job
     
  7. bkoppes

    bkoppes 75g starting 3/2008
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    Now if you can figure out to breed Aiptasia's faster than Berghia's you can be the go to guy in the club for them. It would be nice if there was always a local supply around.
     
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    data_loss

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    I wonder what would happen if I put some aiptasia in a blender and dumped the mix in a tank.
     
  9. mpedersen

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    Those are some great photos!
     
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    data_loss

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    Thanks Matt!

    Unfortunately after all the reading I've done I realize how ill prepared I am to try to raise all of these :freak6:
     
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    Isn't it funny how hard it is to find Aiptasia when you ACTUALLY want it!?!?! ;)
     

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