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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:21 am 
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Hi im having a really tough time finding neolamprologus multifasciatus. i was wondering if anyone could help me out.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:50 pm 
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also known as multies if anyone was confused


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:26 pm 
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No multies at the moment, but we do have Neolamp. brevis in stock at Unique Aquaria :mrgreen:
allegedly they are "kitembe orange belly" but I'm starting to suspect that they may be standard brevis -- still a very cool shellie

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:36 am 
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hi thanks for the reply. i only have a ten gallon tank and wanted to keep a colony of multies. do any other shell dwellers work in 10 gallons or form colonies?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:10 pm 
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I think N. brevis would work great in a 10g.
Here's a quick writeup on them where they recommend two pairs in a 10g (personally, I think a colony would work as well)
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/n_brevis.php

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:18 pm 
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I am also looking for multis so if you find them let me know. I had to give up my colony a couple years ago and want them pack. Never seen a species of fish dig like multis. They are little powerhouses.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Hello everyone!

I keep shellies, 2 species to be exact. I may be getting another kind of shell dweller soon as well. I have the neolamprologus similis which are very similar to multies but I find them to be prettier, and also brevis minutus.

I know the Uncle Ned's can get multies in! They are wild though and $25 each, when regular ones at the LFS would cost about $13. To be honest though you really only need a male and a female or two and then in time you will get lots of fry! They supposedly breed a lot. I may sell my similis fry once I get them to breed, but I am looking for some more as I may not have enough females old enough to breed, or any!

Here is the link to the list and if you look it says "50 Wild Lamprologus multifasciatus Mbita shell dweller sale! $25 ea "

Good luck with getting the fish! I would check on aquabid to, I know there are some up right now, but they seem like a fairly popular shell dweller along with the brevis.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:58 am 
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Braden8558 do you have a shellies that you are selling?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Hello.

Unfortunately I do not have any for sale at the moment. In the future I might but I'm trying to get my hands on some neolamprologus similis females as I have at least 3 males out of the 4 I have. So doesn't really work well for breeding! I do have brevis fry, but they are very tiny and I usually just leave them in the tank with their parents and they die or disappear. I do plan to get rid of a black calvus and maybe 3 brevis minutus (the ones with the babies). Anyone interested? I may already have somebody, but nothing is certain yet. It would still be a little while as things are up in the air. I was planning on setting up my first saltwater tank as a coral reef in a 10 or 20 gallon so if anybody has corals to trade then I would be interested in that!

Braden


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