wd40 wrote: Hi, i've been looking for ages for anyone with multis or even anywhere thats sells them! I know they breed fairly rapidly so was wondering if within a few weeks or months you would have any to pass on? I live just south of birmingham so travelling to oxford would be fine :)
I'll certainly be open to offloading a couple at some point in the future. Not sure when, though - not sure how long it takes for them to be of an age where it would be appropriate to move them on. The count is 9 fry. All doing well, still tiny but all seem to be inhabiting their own shell now. Very cute.
Letting them go will be hard of course, I have all my surviving Bolivian ram fry from a year+ a go still in situ in my main tank, just can't part with the little boogers.
I'm also using netruo c02, it's the same stuff more or less as easy carbo, but a wee bit cheaper. I've just noticed some of my new growth java ferns are also translucent at the tips, not sure if this is normal or not, I've never paid much attention to them before!
I dose at the recommended levels but don't think I've noticerd much improvement to growth rate yet. I started dosing around the time I got some ottos in there, though, which are definitely the main reason the algae is under control. (Introduced them a couple of months ago).
Took me completely surprise tonight when feeding two little fry darted out of the shell to try and get some for themselves. Had no idea the parents had been up to mischief, and I guess I now know for sure the smaller shelly is a female :) Cool! Got Bolivians breeding downstairs, shellies upstairs! Fun times!
Funnily enough I nearly headed down into London from sunny Oxfordshire to check out Wildwoods, but phoned MA in Oxford on the off-chance. Tropicalfishfinder didn't list them as in stock there but I got lucky.