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  1. thought i would share my tried and true method of safely extracting alto comps and calvus from their shells to steal their fry and to clean their shells from all the gunk left over from last spawn which can and does spoil some or all of the next clutch if the female doesn't clean up properly or simply cant! this is why sometimes you will notice less fry with each spawn instead of more, the egg rott from the last batch is spoiling them ; >>> So, here it is. If its just a male or non-paired or non-spawning girls that have hogged a shell I extract them by placing the shell right up to the front glass with the opening facing you, give an inch or so room from the opening to the glass, when they come out a few mins later they say WTF im not living here up against this front glass, and that BigRock bloke is ugly enough from a damn distance as is, im out of here lol ,...so they simply abandon it! males abandon instantly and females who aren't fanning ofcourse will abandon it pronto aswell !! a fanning female usually wont. So with them,soon as I notice fry I go get an exact replica shell that's been cleaned and dried then i'll gently move her shell over just a few inches and place the new shell in the exact same position and place where hers was and then sit back and watch, she will come out a couple mins later and you'll see her expression almost say wtf lol what am i doing here? this isnt my shell thats my shell. And bang she'll go in the new one and that's when you dive in and grab her shell full of fry works a treat! and she is none the wiser all except her fry are gone, the pair bond also stays the same, theres NO territory dispute or sussing of new shells or placement etc, coz they have no real clue what happened when you do it this way and they'll begin another spawn soon as they can. This method is also more deviously fun than other methods when doing it, so enjoy!! ;
  2. just want to get some shells for my calvus to breed in looking for a decent size to. wanting to start up a calvus tank
  3. I got some shells a few days ago from a guy named Greg Hayes. Amazing shells, great prices. They have a minimum order of $30 + $12 postage but they are great quality, promptly couriered & have an amazing selection even barnacles. Better than Bunnings as you can not only choose the type & colour of shells but from a range of sizes too! Check out the website, Coral Coast Shells Seashells , Seashell Crafts and Seashell Products. He's based in Macksville NSW. ***FORUM SPONSORS*** he wholesales to companies in Sydney, sure he might deal with you guys if you're interested. BTW yes I checked to see if it was ok to put up a thread for him. Here's some pics of the small selection I chose
  4. I have Multis and love them, just wondering what else is available and how hard they are to get hold of?
  5. I am just starting a planted tank and was wondering if tablet fertilizer was safe to use with bottom dwellers . About 4months ago when I started using root tabs I was loosing kholi loaches were dying ,I also lost some peppy fry. I was thinking that because they dug around plant roots the fertilizer might not be safe. I use flourish liquid and Co2 would this be enough nutrients for plants
  6. Hey guys I was wanting a bit of advice in regards to what bottom dwellers to get for my 8x2x2. I have mostly Malawians in there. I have 10 Mainganos, 25 Electric Yellows, 20 Musuli Point Acei, 2 Male Red Emperors, 2 Flamebacks, 5 Zebras, 1 Male and 4 Female Venustus, 1 Sailfin Pleco and about 5 Common Bristlenose. I was wanting something to stir up the bottom and help to deal with the amount of fish poo collecting there at the moment. Was wanting something reasonably priced and if they look good then that would be a great bonus. Appreciate it, Cheers Mark
  7. Does anyone know Shell Dwellers Neolamprologus Medina?? what are they called now??
  8. I have just started up a Shell Dweller tank with 15 small to medium sized Lamprologus Ocellatus. The tank is an AquaOne AR126 which is approx 45 litres. At the moment I am feeding them one decent pinch of flake or frozen bloodworm a day. Is this enough?
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