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In general you need a big tank to keep more than one species of shelldwellers since they compete for the same habitat. In a long tank you might be able to get away with multies at one end and occies at the other, but eventually they'd collied when they start breeding and expanding.
 

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philfarm4 said:
was wondering if it's possible to put multi's and gold occies in the same tank.
thoughts appreciated.

Phil
I would not do it for anything under 48" long. Even then, you might want to keep only a pair or trio per types. I had a pair of brevis which won't let anything lives in my 75 gallon 48" long tank.
 

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For what it's worth, I"m considering doing both in a 6 footer. No guarantees, but I think if you scape it right with a shell bed one end, some rocks in the middle as sort of a divider and some scattered shells at the other, they may cooperate and go where intended. I wouldn't decide to not do it because they might come across each other, since turf struggles, as long as they don't get out of hand can be interesting to observe. Assuming the objective isn't maximum fry output, mine isn't.

Least that's my plan, we'll see.
 
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