new Pealy Ocellatus shell dweller juveniles (with pictures)
Someone across town had some Pearly Ocellatus (aka Lamprologus stappersi) Lake Tanganyika shell dweller juveniles for sale and contacted me about buying them. I went and picked up all 10 yesterday and put them in their own 29 gallon tank I had just finished setting up (the filter was already cycled). I put 40 pounds of Eco-Complete African Cichlid sand in the bottom of the tank along with some rocks and 18 Escargot shells.
The fish range in size from 1/2" to 1 1/4" total length and my goal is to get a breeding pair or trio out of them and trade/sell the rest. This is the second tank of Tanganyikan shell dwellers I've set up in the last couple of weeks. These have a lot more attitude than the multies I got earlier.
Gene Heitman - 12 tanks (11 freshwater and 1 saltwater), 206 gallons, 20+ species of fish/shrimp/snails, 52+ species of plants ... 10 years ago I just wanted 1 tank with some fish