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Hello! I have a 30 gallon multifasciatus shell dweller tank and I have endler livebearers in a mesh breeding tank because their small and I’m wondering if I can release them with the Shellie’s finally or will they get eaten?
 

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Thanks! The multies are known to not be as aggressive and so far have not gone up to the the mesh breeding thing with the endlers. Also, I have some jungle Val which has been uprooted a couple times but is still doing quite well with the Shellie’s. I’m just deciding whether to release the endlers now or wait until their bigger
 

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Also, I’ve had the Shellie’s for like a month and i already have some fry! Do you think the Shellie’s will become too aggressive because of their mating?(I have one shell dweller that came pregnant and two others that are mating now the other two(five total) are minding their own business)
 

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Never tried this but they do well in hard water and can tolerate higher pH. They tend to like the middle and top layers of the tank but will venture to the bottom to burrow and look for food. They also appreciate plants in the tank. The big issue is their inability to protect themselves from aggression. I'm thinking the shell dwellers will pummel the Endlers so I would not combine them.
The breeder tank is in the same tank just at the top
 

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Just searched up that fish you have and they look super cool! Released my endlers around 10 mins ago and their already adjusting by leaving the Shellie’s alone. I have the swordtail endlers and the colors really pop in the not as colorful tank. The multies aren’t fighting the endlers just moving close to them and then the endlers leave but so far no fighting.
 

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The endlers are too fast for them and at the beginning two days the Shellie’s swam up to them and then swam back down and that scared the endlers but now each species mind there own business. Also, no news with the fry I see a lot of them near the lonely female(I don’t remember if I told you the male died a while ago) and 2 fry near the pair. The endlers almost always swim in a group and are very active and exciting to watch.
 

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Will the Shellie’s eat the baby endlers? Or will I have to worry about the endler eating all of her babies? What do I do with the pregnant endler?
 

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The cichlids really hate all the snails. Some snails came with the jungle val(live plants which are very hardy and look pretty in the thirty gallon) and they bred pretty fast but they clean the tank. I always see them take snails in their mouth and just drop them on the other side of the tank or throw them from their mouth.
 
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