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Old 02-18-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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Shell dwellers wont house

I have a 72 bowfront, with live rock lots of sand and 50 shells, plus barnacles.
I have 5 gold occalotus and there are no bullies other than one beusheri, and he's not that bad. But they will not house in the shells, they stay at the top of the water, healthy, and happy
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:54 PM   #2
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They really only house to breed and that's a big tank for just 5.... 72 I would have done 10 to 20.

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Old 02-19-2014, 09:19 PM   #3
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My multies live about 6 inches from their shells, and rarely go in them anymore, unless to breed or sleep. Check at night and see where they are sleeping
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They sleep closer to the sand, but still not in the shells. As for the number of them... These are the high end golds and at dealers cost they still ran 25 a pop, and thats if you can find them, so for now I have to stick with five. Thanks for the help
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:05 AM   #5
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They really will only use the shells if threatened witch they dont have or breeding/sleeping

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They were being threatened by a Ventralis, but I took him out a while back
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:32 PM   #7
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And they would not run into shell when threatened? Are your shells big enough for them?

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What type of shells do you use? Full tank pic?
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:01 PM   #9
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Shells are plenty big I have seen the biggest of them go inside the shells plus I have a large colony of barnacle shells for them as well
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:45 PM   #10
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Then honestly idk

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