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How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby Blakers123 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:06 pm

Hi all,

Am currently preparing a 29gal tank for some Tanganyikan Cichlids. I am planning on getting some multies along with julies. As it says in the title, could you tell me how many shells I should get for 6 of them. I have heard different opinions on the internet, so am looking for some clarity. I figured you guys would be the best to turn to! If you could reply I would be very grateful.

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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby Cichlid Guy NJ » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:27 pm

Get 2 bags of the escargot shells. You can find them on Amazon.
20gal 2 Sponge Filters(Quarantine)
20gal 2 Sponge Filters(Multis)
36gal 1 Aqueon 75, 1 Penquin350(Grow out)
36gal 1 Aqueon 75(Tropical)
55gal Fluval 306, 2 Penquin 350(Peacocks)
125gal Fluval FX6,SunSun 704B,2 Sponge filters, UV Sterilizer (Mbunas)
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby Blakers123 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:36 pm

Ok will do thanks
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:43 pm

Some people say 100 for multifasciatus.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby Blakers123 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:17 pm

100 shells for 6 multies?
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:11 pm

They like 2 or more layers. FWIW.
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby noddy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:15 pm

Blakers123 wrote:100 shells for 6 multies?


You'll a lot more than 100 multies once they start breeding mate.
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby sir_keith » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 pm

Cichlid Guy NJ wrote:Get 2 bags of the escargot shells. You can find them on Amazon.

Totally agree. The Multi's will bury most of them, and you can't have too many.
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Re: How many shells should I get for my multies?

Postby Blakers123 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:02 am

Ok thanks for the responses guys! Much appreciated
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