neolamprologus multifasciatus

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    Shell Dweller Tank question

    Hello every first time posting here, I have a question regarding a neolamprologus multifaciatus (multis) shell dweller tank I set up a little over a year ago. I bought a group of 5 multis unsexed from a LFS and put them in a 20 gallon long with 36 escargo shells i bought off amazon. I use...
  2. Circus

    Shell Dweller Apartment

    So, I made a wall of shell for my N. Multifasciatus. We'll have to see if they will use this shell dweller apartment.
  3. Circus

    Multiple Generation Breeding

    So, I just had a 2nd generation of Neolamprologus Multifasciatus, or Multi Shell Dwellers, born into my tank. Up until now it had only been the original trio (1M 2F) breeding. I added more shells last week and tonight saw itty bitty fry swimming around. I realize now that I will have to get...
  4. Circus

    Development of N. Multifasciatus

    How long does it take for the Neolamprologus Multifasciatus fry to reach sexual maturity? I have a trio, 2F 1M, with a batch of fry from each female. Each clutch emerged 2 to 3 weeks apart. The first set of fry look like miniature versions of the adults, and the second are still developing...
  5. Circus

    Do Neolamprologus Multifasciatus Need Dithers?

    Do shell dwelling multis need dither fish to feel comfortable? I want to make sure they are as happy as possible, and they seem SUPER nervous. I did get more shells, 18 of them in the tank now, and each of the three fish seem to have picked out their favorites. The tank is a 30 gallon and 30...
  6. Circus

    How big of Shells for N. Multifasciatus

    How big do their shells need to be? I need to measure the ones I got in the shop, but what would you recommend on shell size for one of the smallest of the African shell dwellers? I picked up some Neolamprologus multifasciatus, and will be putting them in a 30 inch long 30 gallon tank.
  7. Circus

    Neolamprologus Multifasciatus

    So, I have an empty 10 gallon tank that I want to set up for these tiny cichlids. What is the best way to raise the hardness of water? Should I use something like Seachem Tanganyika Buffer? Does argonite sand work better? What are my options?
  8. LilyRose Tank

    Not New To Fish Keeping, But New To African Cichlids

    I have recently set up a shell dweller tank with 9 multies. If I explain what I believe is the correct way to do a wc in this tank will someone tell me if I am right or wrong please, all advise gratefully accepted 1 using a siphon cleaner remove 25% of the water from the tank and discard 2...
  9. LilyRose Tank

    My Shellie /multies Tank

    Last week I set up my 64L (17G) tank as a shellie tank, for shell dwelling cichlid I hadn't known existed. I always believed the cichlid world was one I wouldn't be able to venture into due to the inability for me to have very large volume tanks, as we don't have the available room at our house...
  10. davidjp1982

    Lighting For 2 Foot Tanganyika Multi Shell Dweller Tank?

    I recently acquired a 2 foot open topped tank which I have decided to use as a small Lake Tanganyika Neolamprologus Multifasciatus shell dweller setup. I will be purchasing a Fluval U2 filter (unless a better filter is recommended) and will be using sand / gravel with rocks and shells. I've...
  11. Brahmza

    New Multie(Shell Cichlid) Colony! Tank Mates?

    Hey everyone. Heading in to my LFS today to pick up 2 male 4 female Multies today. There going into a 20g long, and I'm curious what kind of tank mates would do well with them. Mainly concerned about bottom feeders/scavengers. I know cories are harmless, but I'm afraid of them poking too close...