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This topic contains 14 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #299853

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    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

    #310916

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Excellent choice, Baz

    #310918

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    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.

    #310919

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Awesome

    #310923

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    Will do.

    #310939

    Eyrie
    Participant

    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.

    #310940

    mickthefish
    Participant

    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.

    mick

    #310948

    mickthefish
    Participant

    here’s a couple of pics i took when i had them.


    you do know before to long you’ll be over-run with them bud.

    #310959

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    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..

    #310964

    dunc
    Keymaster

    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.

    #310965

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    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.

    #310969

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    #310972

    mickthefish
    Participant

    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.

    mick

    #310974

    Bigbadbaz
    Participant

    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..

    #310977

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE
    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. /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

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