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Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller

Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:33 am

Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller I would like to know if Christmas hap would be a good tank mate for these? I have 6 xmas haps in a 75 with allot of hiding places and would like to add 5 red tail shellers.

Re: Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller

Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:11 am

I think that you will have a good chance of making this "work" although it might not be optimal. Just realize that the red tail shellers will grow larger than the little Xmas fulus. Plus the Xmas fulus can be a bit shy and might not show much color if they aren't the dominant species in the tank.


Re: Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller

Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:44 am

thanks Kevin, I was told I might have a problem with cross breeding aka Hybrid. what do you think? yes my christmas haps are smaller but doesn't seem to be a issue so far. and I have 2 holding already.

Re: Platytaeniodus sp. "red tail sheller

Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:26 pm

Victorian cichlids are more prone to cross breeding. But these two species look nothing alike and if lots of females are provided they will likely choose their own kind.
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