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Tank for Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold

Postby bmrigs » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:40 pm

Hello all. Been a lurker for awhile now on here and finally registered. I have been in fish keeping for most of my life and would like to house the Ocellatus gold in a 20 gallon cube that I have already. Dimensions are 20"x20"x12" I will be running 2 Aqua Clear 70's that I have already. The question is how many of these should I purchase if I hope to breed them? Also what other fish can go with them peacefully that may by mid to high level areas of the tank. Keep in mind this tank is only 12" high. Should I just get some dither fish like zebras? You advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Tank for Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold

Postby Fogelhund » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:17 pm

I would pass on the dithers. I would get six young fish, and let them sort it out from there.
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Re: Tank for Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold

Postby bmrigs » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Thank you for your response. I was thinking along 6-8 of the Ocellatus. I was looking at the blue eyed forktail rainbow fish for the top swimmers. They also being small. Anybody else want to chime in?
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Re: Tank for Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold

Postby bmrigs » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:13 am

Just received my shellies yesterday and are getting use to their new home. Don't see them much since they all picked out one of the many escargot shells in the tank. How long does it take them to get settled in and come out more? By the way, these were not easy fish to locate but came across <vendor name removed> and were real helpful and packaging was good. They did their best to sex them the way I wanted them.
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Re: Tank for Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold

Postby bmrigs » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:21 pm

Update: It only took them a few days to get settled in and now has the shells rearranged and the sand burrowed the way they want. The males are starting to harass the females a bit. I also set up a 10 gallon on my desk in case of emergency if a fish is getting too stressed or I gotta put a potential mating pair in their own environment. Don't need any fatalities. I also scraped the idea of putting any dither fish in with these fish. Tank is only 12' high and they cover that with no problems. They seem to eat the variety of foods that I have. I give them frozen cyclops and daphnia. Bought the frozen bloodworm cubes so will see if they like that. They also like the pellets and flake. For some reason, they didn't care for the frozen brine. Will have to try live brine and see if they like that.
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