I'm a serious UK breeder of the Berghia Nudibranch and if you're viewing this website you probably know exactly what these amazing little guys can do and how they can effectively eliminate your aiptasia problem.
I've been breeding Berghia Nudibranchs for several years and have a mature and well organised program of husbandry and state of the art breeding systems in place to produce the happiest and healthiest little nudibranchs which eat aiptasia like you wouldn't believe. I co-culture the aiptasia pest anemone in vast quantities in thousands of litres of salt water tanks and feed the aiptasia only the highest quality foods to ensure consistently healthy and high quality nudibranchs which I stand behind 100%.
My clients include such prestigious establishments as National Museums Liverpool, the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire, the SeaQuarium in Western-Super-Mare, the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, Chessington World of Adventures, the University of Essex, as well as countless shops, hotels, leisure facilities and hobbyists from beginners to experts.
I've developed my own state of the art systems with both battery and generator backup power sources to create consistent and stable environments in which to breed the healthiest Berghia possible and each of my small, pampered breeding groups live in dedicated environments with hundreds of litres of water and filtration and only the best equipment, controllers and monitoring systems available to ensure their happiness and wellbeing.
I adore these little guys and I've been supplying directly to hobbyists, the trade and to public aquariums for a couple of years as a correctly registered UK company and for much longer as a hobby breeder. Please do not confuse me or my company (Berghia Direct Ltd) with any other Berghia breeder you may have come across online. I do not take advance orders, take money up front, have a waiting list or advertise animals that I do not have.
All the images on this website were taken by myself and are not "stock photos" from elsewhere.
Why a trio?
My aiptasia farm can consume a kilo of food per day and the Berghia are fed well over 1,000 aiptasia per week and are often 2-4 times the size of other Berghia being offered for sale by others at the same age.
Breeders selling tiny Berghia do not have the aiptasia required to grow them any larger and need to sell them quickly for whatever they can get for them almost as soon as they're visible. I have thousands of litres of dedicated aiptasia tanks and have thick carpets of aiptasia so I don't have that problem. My Berghia are extremely well fed and grow extremely quickly due the the abundance of food available to them. Don't be tricked into thinking tiny Berghia are better or that they live longer as is often falsely claimed - its just a tactic to try and make hobbyists think its acceptable for them to be sold so small to reduce the need for the breeder to have the massive amounts of aiptasia required to meet the feeding demands of a healthy breeding colony of large Berghia.
As you can see from my photos I only offer mature, well developed specimens of the highest quality rather than tiny underdeveloped babies which hobbyists are often tricked into believing are acceptable.
It's unusual to see Berghia in a tank after they've been introduced unless they are searching for food. They're mainly nocturnal and usually only come out several hours after lights out and can be incredibly hard to see even in a small tank. They take weeks/months to become established to the point that you're suddenly seeing rapid aiptasia reductions.
They live in the tiny little holes and crevices in rock and they'll be eating the aiptasia that is underneath/inside structures before venturing out into the wider tank where the larger aiptasia can be seen from the outside. A small piece of rock the size of your fist could probably hide dozens of Berghia. They have no bones so can squeeze into the tiniest holes. When trying to spot them, it's the shaggy bits on their backs moving in the current that you should try and look for.
Berghia are hardy and do well in all salt water environments, even in less than ideal conditions. If you have a high flow SPS tank these little guys can easily cope and the high flow will not be a problem for them. I've seen them accidentally sucked through MP40's before with no harm done but once they're in a tank their foot is extremely strong and it would be rare for one to let go and start free floating.
Reef Compatibility & Feeding:
My tried and tested packaging methods have safely delivered healthy Berghia during temperatures as low as -15 and as high as 34 in the last heatwave and I regularly subject my Berghia and packaging to routine tests in both hot and cold environments to take into consideration all variables and weather extremes including delayed delivery, to ensure the best possible environment for the healthy delivery of my Berghia.
I stand behind my Berghia and my packaging 100% and guarantee a safe
arrival and will replace immediately at my expense should anything go wrong before they reach you.
Please also check my feedback on ebay for reassurance of the quality of my Nudibranchs and safe packaging. Healthy Nudibranchs, value for money and exceeding customer expectations are my #1 priorities.
Included with all orders is a free care sheet and correctly sized pipette for safely transferring the Berghia from their transportation containers into their new home in your aquarium.
I'm a professional and reputable breeder and enquiries from reputable trade outlets and public aquariums are welcome - feel free to contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for trade pricing.
Please do not confuse myself nor my company, Berghia Direct Ltd, with any other breeders you may have encountered or heard about.