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Neolamprologus similis

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by rexlinkfishguy, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. rexlinkfishguy

    rexlinkfishguy Thread Starter New Member

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    Hey guys I was kinda looking for some advice on a 55 gallon tank that I have I know I'm getting some simils and I think I have the scape down but I'm not really sure on some plants in there I know I want some plants in there and I know the fish will dig it up so does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Plastic/artificial and weighing them down with a gravel base to keep them from rescaping it to their liking.
    With the heavy base you'd be able to pull them and clean them when/if needed and rearrange them when your bored with the decor.

    PS. A nice sand base and some rockwork like holeyrock would look really good with them..and maybe a black or nice dark blue background to make them pop :)
     
  3. NoctuVide

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    I agree with dawn, but also don't forget a nice shell bed as well. The more shells the better with shell dwellers. My pair of brevis went from their original shell to maybe 2 or 3 other shells. They like to move around until they find the perfect one.
     
  4. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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    Get Jave Fern attached to a rock or branch. I agree plenty of shells in the tank if you get a couple of males there will be fighting and stealing if not enough shells. Can you post a pic of the tank? That would help.
     
  5. CichlidStorm

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    the Neo's are awesome to keep, and you can keep a killer colony in a tank of 15 gallons even, with 8-10 breedable pair...they do insanely well together, just keep their shells 4" apart in every direction, they will tend to stay with that area...very fun fish to have and watch.