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MikeyG 09-26-2009 01:37 AM

Shellie tank
 
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10 Gallon, 3 multis (had 4, one is an outcast now in another tank, going back to the store tomorrow). Disregard the floating plant...it got removed after the photo was taken. :lol:

I just need to figure out a way to hide my sponge filter.

willow 09-27-2009 03:45 AM

nice tank.
could you not put a plant in front ?

MikeyG 09-27-2009 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by willow (Post 248957)
nice tank.
could you not put a plant in front ?


I could, but I'm told these guys like to dig around, so I figured I'd let 'em make themselves at home before I put plants in :-)

Guppyluver4ever 09-28-2009 06:39 PM

whats a multi?? Anyway really pretty tank :-)

MikeyG 09-28-2009 07:55 PM

Neolamprologus multifasciatus

Rohland 09-28-2009 09:15 PM

Can the fish actually fit in the shell? Where did you get the shells from. Also I think some plants would make it look nice and hide the big blue sponge :)

MikeyG 09-28-2009 09:28 PM

They fit with room to spare. I got these shells from the LFS I bought the fish at, but I am pretty sure they are just escargot shells. The two smaller ones (I'm assuming females, since it is impossible to know for sure) have shells staked out and hover near them, so they can dart in if i walk up to the tank. Oddly, the large one (male?) hasn't picket out a shell. he is currently having a love affair with my Hydro II sponge filter I have in there (will I be seeing sponge fry soon?) :lol:

willow 09-30-2009 02:46 PM

haha sponge fry,would love to see that.

mischievouscat 10-03-2009 06:43 PM

Nice tank! I have N. multifasciatus too. =)

And yeah, no point in adding plants unless they're attached to a rock or something and off the sand. The multies will bury 'em otherwise.


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