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Today Is New Fish Day!
October 10, 2008
7:59 am
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I am counting down until I collect my new harem of fish, they are coming up from Oxfordshire tonight and I will be picking them up from a service station on the A1 at 10pm /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

Tank is all ready and ph adjusted to what they are used to.
Hopefully I will have some for sale soon.

October 10, 2008
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Excellent choice, Baz /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> How many are you picking up and what tank are you keeping them in?

October 10, 2008
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I already have a pair, am picking up 12 adults/juviniles and an undetermined amount of fry, they are going in a 60 litre species only tank, only other thing in with them will be a pair of bristlenose to keep the tank clean.

October 10, 2008
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Awesome /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Get some pics up when they've settled in!

October 10, 2008
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Will do.

October 10, 2008
7:45 pm
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I'd recommend keeping the tank clean manually as a 60L isn't big enough for adult bristlenoses and they require soft water whilst the tank will need to have hard water for the N. multifasciatus.

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October 10, 2008
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i had this pretty cichlid a few years ago, i got them of a mate as a fish i needed to breed and boy did they there were fry popping up all over the place.
have a good time with them mate.

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October 10, 2008
11:39 pm
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here's a couple of pics i took when i had them.
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you do know before to long you'll be over-run with them bud. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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October 11, 2008
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Fish are in and settled, have counted 11 decent sized ones upto now but the shells they are in are a bit gruesome with algae and moss.
The bristlenose in the tank are juvinilles, I got them from Tattoo who told me that they would be fine with the multis in the same tank..

October 11, 2008
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They shouldn't have any problems really, though as Eyrie rightly points out, the water parameters in their natural habitats are at opposite ends of the pH/hardness scale.

October 11, 2008
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I have manually cleaned the shells as the amount of muck floating around the tank was unbelieveable, the sink was black and could not see the bottom after i had finished. fish are all fine and bristlenose are now getting to work, have had bristlenose at a higher ph for a couple of weeks with no probs, have been checking stats every day as we are in a soft water area so have added coral to bring it up gradually.

October 11, 2008
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Who's tattoo Baz? Got to say I don't think Ancistrus will make the best tankmates for the multis long-term. If they're tank-breds they might survive the alkalinity but their adult size is the thing I'd worry about.

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October 11, 2008
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whats the idea in having the ancistrus in the tank bud?.
when i had them i left them on their own and cleaned the tank if and when it needed it.
it could put your multi's of breeding when the ancistrus start moving the shells about as they can.

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October 11, 2008
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Tattoo is a breeder up near me, has breed multi's and all sorts of L numbers, is well known on TFF, I have the bristlenose in the tank first so i could feed them up before putting them in main tank, they are only short term housemates until tank settles down as bloke i got fish and shells off has not been the most astute fishkeeper, they are now on the shells cleaning the algae off which is what i want them to do..

October 11, 2008
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Tattoo is a breeder up near me, has breed multi's and all sorts of L numbers, is well known on TFF.

Ah sorry mate I've never really been on there. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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they are only short term housemates until tank settles down

I'll shut up then. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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