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Got my shellies!

KarthikC

New Member
Hi guys,

Recently got the shell dweller cichlids: Neolamphrologus Caudopunctatus, Neolamphrologus multifasciatus and lamphrologous Ocellatus. Currently under quarantine in a bare bottom tank with shells only (filter is there of course). I'm sharing some pics. Sorry about the bad pic quality.

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Cheers,

Karthik
 

Rod

Member
5 Year Member
The Caudo's and Multies are tame compared to the Occy's in my experience

I've never mixed shellie species....;) Not saying it can't be done.....provided the tank is large enough

IMO Multies are best in species only tank....they are step breeders and create colonies of several generations
I've only kept Occy's as pairs in small tanks....carefully landscaped and lit to give female refuge if she needs it
Caudos are more a shell breeder than a shell dweller....;)
 

KarthikC

New Member
The Caudo's and Multies are tame compared to the Occy's in my experience

I've never mixed shellie species....;) Not saying it can't be done.....provided the tank is large enough

IMO Multies are best in species only tank....they are step breeders and create colonies of several generations
I've only kept Occy's as pairs in small tanks....carefully landscaped and lit to give female refuge if she needs it
Caudos are more a shell breeder than a shell dweller....;)
Thanks for the reply Rod. Will try to make it a species only setup. By the way, I'm liking the behaviour of multies more than the caudos. :D the Ocellatus is the king of the tank. Mulling everyone and keeping an entire corner for himself.

Cheers,

Karthik
 

KarthikC

New Member
Hi Guys,

Happy new year in advance. I shifted all the shellies to a 3' x 15" x 15" tank. Lost all Caudos but one. The tank has five multies. Two of them have paired up and bred twice. Pretty excited. Here's how the tank looks like:


There's good algae growth. The diet is: Hikari seaweed exreme, Hikari Cichlid excel (usually powdered and dropped in), NLS cichlid formula and weekly once dried shrimps. Hikari micro pellets is fed to the fry. The fry are growing in a steady rate.

I will upload some pics in the near future. Hope you all like the tank.

Cheers,

Karthik
 

KarthikC

New Member
Guys, also wanted your opinion on:

1.) Is any other dwarf cichlid (like Sumbu Dwarves and Julidochromis) compatible with my Multies? Point to remember- the multies are breeding.
2.) Any other species like the Brichardis or Leulupis which may be suitable for this tank?
3.) I am looking for some catfish as well (i am a catfish fanatic) to go well with this stocking.

Please suggest. I am sorry if the questions sound stupid.

Cheers,

Karthik
 

JIM

New Member
Hi Guys,

Happy new year in advance. I shifted all the shellies to a 3' x 15" x 15" tank. Lost all Caudos but one. The tank has five multies. Two of them have paired up and bred twice. Pretty excited. Here's how the tank looks like:

Absolutely Stunning ! Bravo


There's good algae growth. The diet is: Hikari seaweed exreme, Hikari Cichlid excel (usually powdered and dropped in), NLS cichlid formula and weekly once dried shrimps. Hikari micro pellets is fed to the fry. The fry are growing in a steady rate.

I will upload some pics in the near future. Hope you all like the tank.

Cheers,

Karthik
 

focusmarlon

New Member
I have my multi in a Mr aqua 12 gallon long it's 9x9x36 I think. They breed steadily and have grown out a few there is one king in the tank. I belive a catfish might eat your fry and a birchardi can get nasty ever heard of a birchardi death squad
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KarthikC

New Member
Thanks for the input. :) looks like I'll just maintain a colony of multies and nothing else. Other than a few assassin snails, of course.

Cheers,

Karthik
 

KarthikC

New Member
I have my multi in a Mr aqua 12 gallon long it's 9x9x36 I think. They breed steadily and have grown out a few there is one king in the tank. I belive a catfish might eat your fry and a birchardi can get nasty ever heard of a birchardi death squadView attachment 5625
I forgot to mention that your tank is really beautiful. Can u share pics of the inhabitants as well?

Cheers,

Karthik
 
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