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    Default Shell sizes for multies

    I plan to build a nice back and small piece of lace rock in backround, and maybe a little jutting out in the middle. Then shells on both sides and few in the middle. I am getting a trio of 1m/2f. My tank is only 10 gallong, that is why I chose multies. Anyways what size shells should I buy?


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    something about 1.5-2" diameter like a medium sized mystery snail, turbo snail or escargo snail. a large opening is best although mine are using some of the shells with long flat openings as well. KYle

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    Mustang, Oklahoma


    A shell with an opening near the size of a quarter will do fine.
    Just being for awhile.

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    agreed! they are not that particular... they will settle into what they are given.
    - Not just for astronauts!

    90 Gallon Tanganyikan (Tang) Community: ... ..... .... Magnum350 / Emperor 400 / Penguin 1140
    6 Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
    12 Leleupis orange ( with 4 F1 1/8" fry)
    20-24 Juli marlieri orange (and 3 F1 1/4"-1/2" fry)
    2 Altolamprologus compressiceps (firefin)
    8 Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neons
    35+ Neolamprologus multifasciatus (and growing...... oops, there's another 10 more fry : ) )

    Oh yeah, and a big @$$ pleco about 6"

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    I was probably a little small on the size I recommended. I think it depends on how big they get because I saw some this weekend that were huge by multi standards. the two I saw for sale were over 2" and wouldn't fit in my shells so I stopped by yesterday and got some more shells of larger size for them. Kyle

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