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Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:49 am
DJRansome wrote:Welcome to Cichlid-forum!
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:59 am
sir_keith wrote:I wouldn't buy any more Multi's; I'd just add what you already have to the 39L, or maybe just 3 males and 3 females. Multi's are truly the 'just add water' Tanganyikan, and within a few months you will have more Multi's than you know what to do with. You will definitely need to add lots of shells, because they will bury most of them! Enjoy! Multi's are fun!
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:02 am
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:15 pm
rockarolla70 wrote:sir_keith wrote:I wouldn't buy any more Multi's; I'd just add what you already have to the 39L, or maybe just 3 males and 3 females. Multi's are truly the 'just add water' Tanganyikan, and within a few months you will have more Multi's than you know what to do with. You will definitely need to add lots of shells, because they will bury most of them! Enjoy! Multi's are fun!
Hi Sir_keith, I have 10 gal (3 months old) presently with the 3 females + 6 males (old batch) & they are fully grown & have 36 shells (most of them buried). However trying to get the ration reversed 1:3 females so that it might encourage them to spawn. I know that 10 (new batch) & 9 (old batch) together in the new tank will be too may I know but the new lot of 10 multie's which are at the LFS where most of them are just half-an-inch or bit less than that which is making it difficult for me to identify the gender by their size & shape. So will put all of them together for the time being and later after month once they grow I will be able to make out the males ... if the ratio of males are high then I will remove the males to maintain the ration of 1:3 females. With what I have understood is that introduction of new individual/s once the colony is setup & boundaries are drawn can have an adverse effect leading to clashing whereas removing a individual/s should not be problem. Correct me if am wrong.
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:52 pm
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Deeda wrote:I would add the remaining shells to the tank so they are in groups or clumps.
I'm not sure why you needed to cut apart the shells to remove the Multies, why not just move the shells over to the new tank with the fish?
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:34 pm
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:53 pm
DJRansome wrote:IME when I added all new similis with some much smaller than the others...the littlest one chased the second littlest to the surface relentlessly for several days. Toss up whether I would be able to get the fish out in time, or I would lose the fish.
It just stopped.
Unless the fish was forced to be all the way up at the surface, I would wait.
Multifasciatus easily like 100 shells.
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:42 am
DJRansome wrote:Definitely add more shells. There is an article in CF on how to unshell shellies. If you had known about that, you could have cleaned the shells and still added them.
The new tank will get algae as well unless you have changed something.