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Old 04-12-2016, 11:54 PM   #11
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I have occies, I love em to death, but mine, when not breeding, kick each other to opposite sides of my 55 gallon, they are mean little buggers, but they are my beautiful little buggers. I've been bit (love kisses) multiple times by my pair when I try to move a rock or two. But if your up for adding at least 40+ lbs of rock to your tank, I'd go for it. Or I'd recommend N. Multifascius, but if these are your first Shellie's, I'd recommend holding off and just doing research and just study the fish in your tank. More than half the knowledge I gained from my occies was from watching them interact to different situations. But research is most definitely key


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Old 04-13-2016, 12:37 AM   #12
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My hecqis are my first shellies. I have 2 Styrofoam shipping containers full of holey rock and lattice rock and the only other fish in the tank besides the hecqis is going away on Friday. �� I've got a decent amount of experience with planted community tanks, American cichlids of all sizes, brackish feature tanks (archer, puffer and mono/scat) and fwlr only saltwater- you would think I'd have already at least caught the shellie/ African dwarf cichlid bug by now, but I'm just starting to realize how fascinating they truly are.
My male hecqi has actually held on to my pinky until he was part way out of the water because I was vacuuming too close their territory. It actually hurt!! I'm used to my flowerhorn and Oscar biting me and it not feeling too pleasant, but they don't hold on!!

Thank you so much for the help!! Once I get the 5 bar out of there on Friday I'll build a wall- I'll build a grand wall- and I'll set up a 2nd shellie habitat. I will take your advice and do more research. I think I'll try to find a species that screams to me and order a pair instead of trying to hunt them down and settle for "what's out there" unless of course I find what I'm looking for at the lfs on Friday.
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Loll, I'd just make sure you have a backup plan In case the two species don't work out. But definitely keep us posted! I love following people's Tang Tanks, cuz barely anyone makes them!


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Old 04-13-2016, 10:13 PM   #14
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I'm lucky enough that the lfs I'm going to be trading with has an employee that is a tanginyika enthusiast/ breeder that is always willing to trade from her personal stock- pair for pair/ fry batch for fry batch but only certain singles.

I am, however, cycling another 20g long for fry rearing. Hopefully I will get my Google photo gallery to link with my phone soon so I can link my pics, but my tech partner is on her butt.
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If your wall is pretty high, I would add at least a small filter to prevent a big dead zone on the side with out a filter. But if you have a filter on each end then you should be good.


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If your wall is pretty high, I would add at least a small filter to prevent a big dead zone on the side with out a filter. But if you have a filter on each end then you should be good.


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I do, actually, have a filter at each end of the tank. I had initially wanted to partition before I added fish, but I didn't get my rocks until last week (unreliable distributor). The tank has been occupied for 5 months and was set up and cycled for about a month before that so I'm chomping at the bit to complete this project!

then it's rearrange the large American cichlid time!!
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