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Neolamprolagus Multifasciatus "multies"

So I was fortunate enough last week to aquire a small colony of multies. So far they have been a joy to have. I did what research I could before excepting the offer. I have currently 12-15 of them (depending on how fast their moving/hiding) in a 29g species tank. I have I think 12 shells in the tank, they might be one or two more buried. The tank is different everyday! Anyways, all I have to go with right now is internet articles, and we all know how good (or not!) they can be. I read its recommended to have more than one shell per fish. Anyone have any expirience with these little guys? Does it have to be shells or is there anything else I can give them?

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Best way to do it is to basically cover the bottom with shells. Each one prefers its own shell and will usually move them where they want them.

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Re: Neolamprolagus Multifasciatus "multies"

Ya I figures that was best. But I'm having a hard time locating more shells that are big enough. I love ten minutes from the beach but this time of year we have everyone from up north coming down and collecting all the good shells lol. So I want to try and find something that will work for the time being.

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Re: Neolamprolagus Multifasciatus "multies"

I found mine at a freshautolinker.com autolinking image fish shop that sells escargot so you might try those places or even the bigger craft shops like hobby lobby or micheals

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Ya I've tried Michaels. The one here didn't have them, but I think they just opened a hobby lobby I'll check there. Is there anything I should keep an eye on. Coatings, or lack there of?

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Re: Neolamprolagus Multifasciatus "multies"

I bought my shells from hobby lobby. They have a bag of shells of multiple sizes they sell in a bag. Just be sure to soak them/boil them before putting them in the tank. I think they bleach the shells during processing, so they still might have a bleach residue on them. I had a colony of shellies a while ago, but it go wiped out. I only have 1 female left. typically you want 3+ shells per fish. You can also go anywhere that sells hermit crabs and buy shells there(like petsmart)

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