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Old 07-20-2019, 12:40 AM   #11
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Hi all, Kindly find below a link where you can see my N. multifasciatus (4 numbers) which I was able to find, they are getting quarantined right now for the next 8 more days. I am still trying to find one more (if I can) presently I can make out gender of these as there are just 1 inch.

If a N. multifasciatus is 1 inch ... how many months old it might be (approx) ??

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Old 07-21-2019, 12:01 AM   #12
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Hi all, Kindly find below a link where you can see my N. multifasciatus (4 numbers) which I was able to find, they are getting quarantined right now for the next 8 more days. I am still trying to find one more (if I can) presently I can make out gender of these as there are just 1 inch.

If a N. multifasciatus is 1 inch ... how many months old it might be (approx) ??

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...mV?usp=sharing
Males will grow close to 2 inches and females stay closer to 1. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I think 2 and 3 are male and 1 is female. I have also heard that the darker the stripes the older they are.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:53 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the input provided by all of you. I have already procured AquaClear 30 as I could not find AC20. My tank will be ready by 25th Jul, getting my 24 escargot shells & fluval pre-filter sponge from US on 27th Jul.

Now coming to the sand again I need to decide between fine aquarium sand & marine aragonite sand (suggestion are welcome). I will also would like to let you know that I have found out the tap water here is pretty soft so either I need to use buffers or you aragonite sand so the pH is maintained.

Last but not the least is that once the multie's settle in the new tank, claim their respective territories ... I presume we should not be disturbing the floor area which will erase their real estate boundaries claimed by them ... then how to clean my tank ??. How does the bio-waste of the fish which would escaped the filter & would have probably settled on the sand or would have gotten beneath them be cleaned, I am sure I can't even use siphon.
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:07 AM   #14
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While I am cleaning the tank I will move some of the shells out of the way and try to suck up some of the detritus with the siphon. It's really not the easiest task, but I try to do half of the tank each weak during my weekly water change. I try to put the shells back how I found them.

They will bury some of the shells in the sand given enough time. I occasionally unearth these and dump the sand out of the shell.
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In addition to the above ... coming to the aquarium sand, I've a few options which are available here in India or if you have any other suggestions ??

ADA La Plata Sand
Graining: 3mm

JBL Sansibar WHITE
Graining: 0.2 to 0.6mm

CLASSICA Marine Aragonite Sand
Graining: 1mm


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41 ltrs is my water volume in the tank & if I need to do 30% water change weekly that would be 12 ltrs water change weekly. I would like to know .. for per liter of water how much Seachem Tanganyika Buffer should I have to use ??
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Hi Folks,
Here is a small update on my N. multifasciatus tank. Attached are some pics of the tank, I've decided that this will be my trial tank for the next 2 months. I would like to see how the progress goes with association with a Multi's & based on that I will be going in for 3 feet (long) tank for Multi' & a couple of ocellatus gold.

If all goes well I will go with a 36 x 13 x 12 (inches) tank by Oct 2019.

At present am doing a fishless cycling for the next 4 days & then have my multi's here in this tank.

Any suggestion/opinions are welcome.
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Hello all, here is a small update on my Multi's tank. I used the media of the tank there were quarantined, & the media of one my oldest matured tank to cycle. I released a fish y'day afternoon along with 4 liters of the water from their quarantined tank & by the look of it they are doing fine.


I have few question, they are still very skittish & when I try to drop their food they just get into their shells, dropped a couple of pellets but they never seems to eat which is on the bottom & I had to remove the uneaten food. However today morning I tried feeding them and they do feed on the pellets but not completely. Any solutions ??


Secondly kindly see the pic attached I see in the same these green/black patches, I presume this alage formed in the air pockets of the sand or am I wrong ??


Any suggestion/solutions.


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Hello all, here is a small update on my Multi's tank. I used the media of the tank there were quarantined, & the media of one my oldest matured tank to cycle. I released a fish y'day afternoon along with 4 liters of the water from their quarantined tank & by the look of it they are doing fine.

I have few question, they are still very skittish & when I try to drop their food they just get into their shells, dropped a couple of pellets but they never seems to eat which is on the bottom & I had to remove the uneaten food. However today morning I tried feeding them and they do feed on the pellets but not completely. Any solutions ??

Secondly kindly see the pic attached I see in the same these green/black patches, I presume this algae formed in the air pockets of the sand or am I wrong ??

Any suggestion/solutions.
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Yeah, I have a fine aragonite sand and I get those too. I just wipe them away with my finger during a water change occasionally. Not sure if that's the best practice, but it works for me.
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