Paracyps like to hug the rocks, but do need a long tank to minimize aggression. With four feet of running space and plenty of rocks for territory, I think it would work. I suggest trying to get tank-raised fish, as wild caught may not adapt as well. I'd add some cave structures for the paracyps too.
Julidochromis transcriptus is pretty mild, and will stick to a rocky part of the tank. Multies can fend off the julies easily, and there's plenty of floor space for both.
but... I'd really want to get paracyps for this tank! :wink:
the ultimate shellie tank.. a 4foot 20G tank.
julies wont be a problem, just put them to one side and they will mind they should leave the multies alone. i think it might be a bit low for paracyps seeing how much they move around.
actually the multies hardly even care about the schooling harleys.
Yes ! the plant really make the tank POPs more. its something with the green and shells reddish brown. they just make a nice contrast.