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Old 04-09-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Shell dwelling cichlids

I set up a 20 gallon long tank with sand and shells. Currently cycling the tank. I am looking to get some shell dwelling cichlids. The smaller species. How many could go into a tank with a bottom dimension of 12 inches by 30 inches? Any good cichlids species for the top of this tank too?
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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If you're talking multifasciatus (Multies), I'd say 8 or so adults with multiple groupings of shells in a species only tank. There really is no "dither" that will work as far as size and water parameters I'm afraid.
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I've kept guppies and endlers in my multi tank with no issue but some have reported that their guppies have gotten torn up in short order.
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