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julidochromis ornate and neolamprologus multifaciatus

Discussion in 'African Rift Lake Cichlids' started by gordonw, Jan 29, 2012.

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    Im reading that these two can be housed together in a large enough aquarium and was curious if anyone has a setup with these 2? id love to see pics of anyones setup
     
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    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    ones a rock dwelllng and other a shell dweller.... i would get atleast a 55... half rocks and half shells ( 4 fooot so 2 foot of space each ) 2 maybe 3 pairs each ( shell dweller and rock dweller ) but for one pair, 8 shells per pair so 24 to 30 shells for the 3 pairs of shell dwellers ( multis ) and tones of rocks for the julidocromis.......
     
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    At the moment it just a thought, or possibility of use of a tank right now. Its a 110g, and im playing with the idea of a fake 3d backround carved out to be multiple caves and the look of stacked rocks with a sand/crushed coral substrate and many, many shells. But again just a thought at the moment, im hoping someone may have a pic of their setup of the 2 fish
     
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    whats your current stock of the 110?
     
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    its currently empty
     
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    i would personally do peacocks/haps :) maybe a few yellow labs :)
     
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    If i do any sort of cichlid in there at all, im pretty set on multis, was looking around at potential tankmates and found the julidochromis
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    I had transcriptus with a multi colony in a 55g and it worked well...I wish I had pics when it was at its "peak" but then I got a bad outbreak of GDA and then broke it down when I moved to school.

    With that size tank you should look into getting some Cyprichromis. ;)
     
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    This is my Tanganyika community setup, i think you will be fine with that size tank just place some rocks and shells and you will be fine..

    Mine is a 120gal 5' footprint with sand gravel mix, creek rock and shells.. Species are Julidochromis Marlieri, Julidochromis Dickfieldi, Julidochromis Albino Ornatus, 10 Multi's, 12 Altolamprologus Compressiceps Orange Mwela, a pair of Brichardi's and 3 Paracyprichromis Nigripinnis, plenty of space and really no issues except the squabble every now and then..

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    Thank you Pitbull, just what i wanted to see.
     
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    nice tank btw
     
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    Thanks and good luck with your project, keep us posted on photos..
     
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    I kept multi's and buescheri together in a 55 a few years back. Also had some Paracyp's for a while, but sold them off. Rockpiles on each end for the buescheri, gold-mouth turbo shells and barnacle clusters in the middle for the multi's. They all spawned and lived together quite well, then I broke my hip and couldn't get down to the basement for a couple months. Somewhere in that time the heater died and I lost all the cichlids in the tank, but the Synodontis petricola are still with me.
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    I remember that it was a sad time man..
     
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    I have a group of multi's in the 220 now, just spotted a couple wee fry last night. Different breed of buescheri too, Zaire gold this time around. They seem more outgoing than the other ones, those mostly stayed out of sight back among the rocks. The Zaire are a bit more colorful and less reclusive, one (looks like, but remains to be seen) young pair like to rush the multi's at feeding time. The multi's duck for cover but don't seem too stressed, and certainly aren't missing any meals.
     
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    Yep my Multi's are breeding and doing just fine in my 120gal with the others..
     
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    I actually expected the spiny eels to snatch any substrate-spawner eggs before they had a chance to hatch. After a closer look last night I spotted 3 different sizes of multi fry, the smallest just barely free-swimming. Apparently the eel/s missed some, though I did see the plagiostoma raiding shells last week.
     
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    Was going to open a new thread but since this was one i created already and is same subject as im curious about now i figured id use this one again. Im now in a different house with a slightly bigger and longer tank, now have a 130g longer tank as opposed to the 110 tall i originally created this post for. My new curiousity goes along the lines of original fish + 1....Now that i have a longer tank, with a few more gallons im wondering and hoping this setup can work. Two types of shellies(multis and ocellatus) and juli ornatus -- if i was to set up two shell piles/areas on opposite ends of the tank with rock piles/formation in the middle, would these 3 fish be able to happily live together?
     
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    130gal sounds like it should, just do the two shell fields on each side and rocks in the middle awesome..
     
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    Great, ive been looking around at different shells and it seems quite a few people have chosen to use escargot shells...will these be good for multis and ocellatus?
     

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