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Old 12-11-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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I'm hoping to start a small colony shell dweller tank in a 20 gallon and am doing tons of research but am just looking for anyone with personal expierence.

What species do you keep? What size tank? Paremeters? Are they fun to keep?

Any opinions welcome!
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Also I can't find anyone selling them in my area. Would anyone be willing to sell me some and ship them up to Canada?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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I keep occellatus gold, but not by themselves. They are part of a community in my 75 gallon. Beautiful fish. Great personalities and tough as nails. I love them. I would suggest watching aquabid.com for some in your area if you are having a tough time finding them.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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Alright thanks! I'm looking to keep them in more of a species/colony tank myself. Do you have any pictures of yours?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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I have multis

They are in a holding tank (and they have fry i notice) at the moment while a setup their new home, but these were their tanks
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Sweet! Did you think they were harder or easier to keep?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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I have 4 adult and 1 juvie in a 15 gallon Neolamprologus miltifasciatus I've had then for about 2 years. they are cool and interesting but i have become bored with them since i have gotten in to sa/ca cichlids. If you were local to me I would give them to you.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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Sweet! Did you think they were harder or easier to keep?
Easy as, love them. An entertaining little fish!
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All you need is sand shells and the shell dwellers Temp around 80 good filtration and you will have fry in no time. Mine have never been sick I do a 50% weekly water change and feed nls and frozen brine shhrimp as a treat once a week
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Neolamprolagus brevis
Parameters: slightly hard. I use terrestrial ppant to filter my water so parameters are always stable.
Tank size: 10 gallons

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