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  1. #1

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    Is there any type of shell to avoid? Tight spirals is one thing I have read, seems the can get stuck in them. just want to make sure there is not anything I am missing. Is weight an issue?
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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    I just threw some random shells in there with mine. None have tight spirals. I have holey rock in their tank too, some prefer that to shells.
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    Lighten up its just the internet its not like someone came in your house and punched a baby in the face.

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    ok cool. I got both today. need some smaller shells though, I keep seeing them try to carry them around and they can't pick them up. Kinda funny but sad at the same time.
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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    Yes, they like to redecorate. I swear mine have a miniature bulldozer they use to move sand around at night.
    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_511
    Lighten up its just the internet its not like someone came in your house and punched a baby in the face.

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    welcome - Algenco PIZZAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Sarkazmo For buying an API test kit - gabbyguppy No Message - Mith Happy Birthday - Northernguy 
    Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish Sorry I meant to send you a zebra plec! - Brookfish thanks for helping me choose the perfect RC heli! - candice&jeff thanks for the tip on signatures! - sheamurai Excellent  DIY post - Cliff 

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    Babylonis Spirata (large)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_1778wt_911

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    Gold Mouth Turbo Snail Shells

    http://cichlidbreeding.com/products.php?cat=10

    ... are what I use. Now I've got so many fry it's crazy!!!!

    Another option are artificial shells made from PVC pipe elbows, short lengths of PVC pipe and end caps. Dry fit together, don't cement. When you need to get a fish out of it's "shell" you just take it apart and the fish swims out.

    Sark

    1G Planted Betta tank, 1.5G Planted Betta tank, 10G Planted Swordtail Fry tank,
    10G Neolamprologus Multifasciatus (Shell Dweller) tank. Empty/Work in Progress 135G, 40GB, 2 x 20GL, 2 x 10G
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    I've got a few diff types of shells, turbo shells work well, spirata babylon shells have a nice look to them. I was able to get some whale eye shells from ebay, around 100 for $12.

    If you want them to be able to rearrange their shells and tank, lighter shells are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    Yes, they like to redecorate. I swear mine have a miniature bulldozer they use to move sand around at night.
    Lol, I thought the same thing! Isn't it amazing what they can do for such a little fish?
    11 tanks, 5.5g up to 125g(2). Mbuna, Haps, Peacocks, Tangs, wild caught to tank raised!

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    Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish Sorry I meant to send you a zebra plec! - Brookfish thanks for helping me choose the perfect RC heli! - candice&jeff thanks for the tip on signatures! - sheamurai Excellent  DIY post - Cliff 

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    Mine move a lot of substrate as well. Primarily the females though. As for Whale Eye shells, I got several of those as well but my Multies won't go in them or do anything with them.

    Sark

    1G Planted Betta tank, 1.5G Planted Betta tank, 10G Planted Swordtail Fry tank,
    10G Neolamprologus Multifasciatus (Shell Dweller) tank. Empty/Work in Progress 135G, 40GB, 2 x 20GL, 2 x 10G
    My aquarium (and more) videos on YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarkazmo
    Mine move a lot of substrate as well. Primarily the females though. As for Whale Eye shells, I got several of those as well but my Multies won't go in them or do anything with them.

    Sark
    That's odd, but I guess every multi has it's own preference for the type of shell they like. Half the shells in my tank are whale eyes, and they seem to be lived just as much as any other shell.

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