Complete revamp

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    So very nice. Looks good
     
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    @Reedfish I've never really given it much through mixing so much plant and wood in a Lake Tanganyika setup but must say it look really damn good.

    You not afraid that they might chomp on your plants? or they not as bad as Mbuna when mixing them with plants?

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    The male neo leleupi in his cave
    He spends a lot of time in there.
    Can't see any eggs, but not that clear view

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    Thank you.

    I just added two or three plants at the beginning, to see how it would work out.
    The fish seem to leave them alone, so I added more. But the fish species I have aren't herbivorous. Except the Bristle Nose, who seems to be behaving himself so far.
     
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    Wow that tank is looking excellent
     
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    She spat the fry today.
    Spent about 15 mins peering into the wood pile but can’t see any.
    Hopefully one or two managed to survive and is hiding deep in there.
     
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    Hi Guys.....any idea where I can get Multies in the KZN?
     
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    A lot of fish like hanging around this rock/wood outcrop. Even though there is loads more around the tank. This area is popular

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    Prime real estate :thumbup:

    PS I think there’s something to be said for lots of small fish in a really big tank (you tank is really big, mine not so much), watching them interact with each other, the hardscape and often the plants. Always something interesting happening. And it enables one to keep decent school sizes in the case of schooling fish. Rachel o’Leary is punting this concept hard - she has a tank she calls the 75gallon ‘nano’ in which she keeps large schools of nano fish:D
     
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    @A new day

    Loads of small fish in a big tank can be very effective.
    I think they have to be brightly coloured though

    My fish will be a mixed bunch when it comes to size.
    The Alto's will get up to about 15cm hopefully, the Julies about 10ccm, and the shellies max out at 5cm.
    With the others all different sizes in between.
     
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    Was checking on my tank this morning. And saw some movement out of the corner of my eye
    Baby Shellies
    Absolutely minute !

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    Congrats!
     
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    Thanks
    The father is going completely nuts defending them.
    Any other fish coming within about a foot of the shells gets attacked. Irrespective of their size !
     
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    Congrats. You will have to point them out in the pic. What are you feeding them/they eating?
     
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    I have circled the fry.
    They blend in well with the gravel!

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    This is a community tank, they are pretty much on their own.
    It will be almost impossible to target feed them or try to provide any assistance.
    But am sure they will pick up bits of food as it drifts down.

    Tbh, if only one or two survive every now and then, that's fine by me.
    Don't want to be overwhelmed with youngsters.
     
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    Congrats. I've always wanted to keep these
     
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    Frozen (thawed) Cyclops for dinner

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    A few minutes later and most of the “snow drift” has cleared

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    I try and vary the diet as much as possible.
    I feed about 5 different flake and granular feeds.
    And once every 2nd day the fish also get frozen food. Choice of - mysis, daphnia, mini bloodworm, cyclops
     
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