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Old 03-15-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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Shells for shells dwelling cichlids

Where is the best/ cheapest place to find shells. Thank you
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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Amazon, escargot snail shells extra large, 8.99 plus shipping. I got 36 of em


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Amazon is good for almost anything...you could also try ebay or aquabid.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:33 PM   #4
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Agreed.


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...scargot+shells
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Folks over at cichlidforum.com might also have some suggestions.
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Shells for shells dwelling cichlids

Escargot shells: cheap and somewhat easy to obtain, good size too. I use these in my occie tank

Mexican turbo snail shells: you can get them from saltwater fish stores for free typically, just have to wash them very well, and find the larger ones. Also, dead turbo snail smells god awful, like vomit inducing. I use these in my multi tank

Whale's eye shell: expensive but look pretty cool. I have a couple in one tank to provide a larger shell.

Neothauma snail shell: the real deal. If you can find these, it's the one real way to do a true shellie biotope. They're expensive, and near impossible to find larger quantities


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