What can u do. they have thick, sharp scales that they stick out by bending there body in a U shape to deter attacks. Tank Region : Bottom. I see a fry watching party in your future! Diet / Fish Food : Need a diet slightly high in protein. Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 27 guests. Cookies help us deliver our Services.

they wont touch your other fish except for maybe when breeding. I got a used 29g tank and decided I would like to try my hand at Neolamprologus multifasciatus since my water is naturally hard (~12) and alkaline (~7.8). I'm planning on doing multis in my next tank. A calvus or comp pair of course!! Julidochromis, and cylindrical Neolamprologus types may seem the immediate sensible choice, but go sparingly. so i got anxious, put in two Juiles.

They tend to swim mid to top level I think. I also thought of a group of 5 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, but they're recommended in pH of 7.5 at most.

Now my similis just decided to start breeding so I'm just going to let them do their thing for a while and then maybe see about selling some of them and put that money towards building a 72x24x12 acrylic tank for them. Tank Mates : Depending on the size of the tank, you may be able to have other fish that live in the upper regions, though do this with caution, as other fish can eat your fry. Does anyone have any recommendations on fish to occupy the top part of the tank? We're also here to help you if you need advice. So I have been doing alot of reading trying to fig out what tank mates will be good for my multies what other people have tried and my head is about to pop! now mulities are breeding, not sure of the future of the Julies. I think a lot of people like to keep Cyprichromis with multis.

I think what I'm going to do is do the Multies alone in the tank for a month, add the Julies, leave everything alone for a year and a half, and then replace the Multies with Speciosus. A shelldweller tank full of multies is better than sliced cheese, but I can understand your desire to mix it up. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. i have 55 gal. they are tough, but they grow slowly. I was thinking of just putting my female guppies in there, but they're really aggressive feeders and like to pick around in the bottom of the tank. and thank u for all ur help and info u and snake have been a real help. But it's a 29g tank, so the top would be pretty empty. Logged Sean. Discussion regarding only Lake Tanganyika species. Come here to enjoy pictures, videos, articles and discussion. Tank mates need some forward planning. To be honest, I sorta view stockng suggstions by such sources as slanted towards making sales. wait or be patient, its all in how you do it. The subreddit for anything related to aquariums! i have 55 gal. Picked up a few more goldhead compressiceps today see what happens this time . I'd love to hear ideas as well. All of these fish live close to the base and can soon get under each other’s skin. However, I've seen enough conflicting information elsewhere to make me go find out the old fashioned way. Preferably ones that school, but not necessary. Lost a gold head to the filter. w/4 Mulitfaciatus. I'm in a similar situation, have a group of Neolamprologus Similis in a 30 Gallon at the moment that I was going to move into a bigger tank (SO gives me a hard time when she sees me starting up a new tank so wanted to try and consolidate) and I was looking for suitable tank mates. But would they be ok in a 29g this is the setup i have (i was originally planing to do juiles in there) sorry i dont know how to upload pictures but i have shells on one side small plants in the middle and a pile like stack of slate with caves in it. Congrats!! Tank mates or mods with multies? I want to get some fish in it but I know it will be better to wait.

So i have another thread up on here but i was lying down looking and the structure i build in my 29g tank and got to thinking what else instead of julies could i put in with my multies i have the shell bed and im set on the shell dwellers but for tank mates I'm open to ideas they don't have to be very colorful but i would like a neat personality with them. Stick a bunch in a tank and oserve them and see what happens. I was thinking maybe a one or 2 sand sifters. Any catches to the plan? I have been reading so much and going to just keep the multies  an no other shell dwellers . Reminds me of a song by Planet P - Pink World!

Congrats on the fry. Shellie addict; Re: Tankmates for N. Multifasciatus Re: multies tank mates « Reply #10 on: December 20, 2013, 10:47:55 PM » i understand. Their colony behavior is really cool to watch and they can be extremely vicious to other fish. I also had to put some mesh up so I would not not loose another fish. I like that photo! wait or be patient, its all in how you do it. i understand. Hello everyone, I was wondering what tankmates that swim up toward the top of the tank would do well with multies. now mulities are breeding, not sure of the future of the Julies. But it's a 29g tank, so the top would be pretty empty. Higher water fish are worth a look, especially in larger tanks. Similis are really hard to get where I am and I see people looking for them all the time so I'm sure if I post them I won't have a problem selling them. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. As far as tank mates, I have always liked multies as species tanks. So i have another thread up on here but i was lying down looking and the structure i build in my 29g tank and got to thinking what else instead of julies could i put in with my multies i have the shell bed and im set on the shell dwellers but for tank mates I'm open to ideas they don't have to be very colorful but i would like a neat personality with them I got a used 29g tank and decided I would like to try my hand at Neolamprologus multifasciatus since my water is naturally hard (~12) and alkaline (~7.8). New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Another option I was considering is just adding a second layer/shelf (with a wall to keep the sand up there) to the middle of the tank to just have more room for multies. But I'm worried that a second shelf/layer would make feeding/cleaning/taking care of the bottom too difficult. I have a few fish from my old set up that im going to the fs with but here is what im going to keep with the 7 multies, 2 pleco, 2 skunk cory cats, 1whip tail cat, 1 brichardi( might take a trip to fs), 2 tiny gold head compressiceps, 1 african butterfly.

Sounds like your tank is rockin! EDIT: Looking for fish that stay mid to top, won't eat too many multi eggs, and have some pretty color like Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish (these supposedly need a little softer water than multies) or Neon Tetras (these need acidic soft water though). yeah seen what I thought was food floating in the water till I seen it dart away , pretty sweet. Not my first time with a breeding pair of fish but first time with multies. Half my tank is empty.