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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #21
Yeah heard that somewhere else too drag. So assuming i go that road, way down the line, in the 15 gallon, with me 1 julie n pair of ocellatis, would that be full stock?
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #22
Is it possible to tell what sex they are other than by adult size?
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #23
Apparently in alot of cases the female oce has a white streak along thier dorsal fin, and a shorter snout that the male who has a longer face and no white streak. Im sure not all are the same however. Im sure if u get two males youll find out immediatley worst case!

Well good thing is i can get brevis, just means id need to sort some bigger shells by the weekend! Dont think that u.s site does it that quick, or get the pair of ocies n keep the escargot shells iu have.

choices choices hehe. Asked spike who he'd rather share a tank with but he just looks at me rather blankly and then darts back into his cave!!!
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #24
i'd go for occes myself, but it's up to you ultimately

it'f be your maximum stock for now, maybe add a few open water small dither fish but that depends on the temperment of the julie and occes you get
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #25
See i was leaning towards the occies but seeing genrally they can be more agressive im maybe heading back towards brevis. Silly as it seems i have already become verrry attached to my julie n dont wanna risk him getting a bashing or being forced out his territory by nippy occies. I keep hearing brevis are much gentler and tolerant of tank mates. If this is true ill go brevis. Are they the gentler of the two or have i been misreading?
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #26
Saw some brevis in lfs today, they are Quite Big as little shelldwellers go ... no way would you get one in an escargot shell. Nice though.
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #27
Lol yeah i got 3 nice big shells so far and getting another 2 tommorw plus leaving a few escargot in just for look and for them to play fishy football with.
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #28
Got your fish yet??
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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #29
Yay! Brevis arrived home a day ago. After some ferocious chasing and bullying from spike today things seemed to have calmed down.

Got a trio iun the end which the very helpful chap at the lfs did his best to sex for me. No quarrels between the brevis sop hopefully hes got it right.

Two appear to have shacked up in a shell together already!

The other one is quite happy in its own shell over the other side of the tank.

All fish are eating well hovering aound the shells and all water levels sorted themselves out to now too which was a releif!

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Re: Shelldwellers anyone?> #30
here ya go