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How a marine aquarium is created Part 25: Fighting the glass lice

Unfortunately, the first action to destroy the glass lice did not really lead to success. Here we show you how to continue. This time the subject is Wurdemanni shrimps and a small nudibranch called Berghia, which likes glass lice.

Well, sentence with x, that was probably nothing.

Our action of "hosing down" the glass lice did not bring the desired success in the first step. We can argue about why, but I suspect it was due to incorrect treatment on my part. Too much calcium hydroxide on the glass rose, too little in the mouth.  Another treatment carried out at a later time was  much more successful. 

After the glass lice did not disappear and had already grown to about 15 specimens, we bought 2 Lysmata shrimps from the Wurdemanni complex and put them in. Unfortunately, they didn't "think" of doing their intended job, which was to go after the glass lice. Despite careful feeding of the fish, nothing happened.

At that time, good advice was expensive. A very good friend of mine has been running a small breeding farm for these Berghia snails in the east since 2015. (Link to the animal in the lexicon) And he then sent me 5 of these snails via another acquaintance. I just had to pick them up in Castrop Rauxel. Many thanks to all involved for the effort :-) 


And here is a good link to the breeding to read up on by Steffen Henschelmann:  Erfahrungsbericht zur Berghia breeding

Here now the video of the snails.


PS. What I didn't know at the time either though. Wurdemannis eat Berghias, probably because they are food competitors. But more about that in a later video. 


The link must not be missing, of course: To the Berghia snails


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altereimer on 24.01.19#1
Hallo Robert,
versuch es mal mit diesen Fisch Centropyge flavissima, Zitronen-Zwergkaiserfisch. Ich habe seit 3 Jahren ein Paar bei mir im Becken und seid dem keine Glasrosen mehr.
Viel Erfolg
Thomas
robertbaur on 24.01.19#2
Hallo Thomas,
Danke für den Tip mit dem Falter. Ich stand schon selber kurz davor, für das eigentlich zu kleine Becken einen chelmon zu kaufen.
Es schaut allerdings jetzt so aus als wären die Glasrosen auf dem Rückzug. Ich muss dazu sagen, dass ich
1. nochmal die Glasrosen mit dem Kalziumbrei behandelt habe, alle behandelten sind bis jetzt nicht mehr wieder gekommen.
2. Scheinbar aber auch andere Glasrosen, die ich nicht behandelt hab, sind weg. Jetzt ist die Frage ob es die SChnecken oder die Garnelen waren. Wobei ist mir eigentich ega, hauptsach weg.
vg und Danke
Robert
Steffen Henschelmann on 15.03.19#3
Hallo Robert,
viele Wege führen nach Rom.
Aber in dem Fall waren es natürlich die Schnecken...........Spaß.

Schönes Wochenende und viele liebe Grüße von der Berghia-Schnecken Zucht aus Zittau
Steffen Henschelmann
www.berghia-schnecken.de
robertbaur on 18.03.19#4
Hi Steffen,
Ich sag auch nochmal dicken dank für die tolle Unterstützung deiner Schnecken.
lg Robert
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