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Old 07-15-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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Many Banded shell Dweller


I read online that a many banded shell dwellers territory size is no larger than 10 sq in. Does this mean that one could be kept happily in an 18 sq in aquarium ?
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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Most people don't keep multis in planted tanks, let alone a single one by itself. Even if you could keep one in a tank that size, it would definitely not be happy. Tanganyikan shell dwellers in general have a ton of character but they really only show it if you keep them in a harem or a group, which obviously requires a tank w/ a much larger footprint.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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+1 really a 10 gal is as small as u want to go even though they only take a little space they do like moving their shell i had about 75 in a 150 they made 3 or 4 colony's and consistently aggravated each other so alot of character is an under statement
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