Shell dweller shells

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  1. Pieter Bruwer

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    Hi. I'm setting up a new tank for Multi shell dwellers. Does anyone know where I can find escargot shells around Cape Town?

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    Where did you find the multies?
     
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    @WernerP is sorting me out. But it is quite complicated to get them down to the Western Cape! Hopefully they will arrive healthy.

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    Nice. Still contemplating which I want
     
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    I got mine on fleabay.
    But perhaps a restaurant in the area that has them on the menu may be able to help
     
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    That is a long hard struggle, I managed to get my first lot of shells from yuppie chef. But that was the last of it. the problem is that they do not import well so wholesalers are not keen on importing them. I did manage to get some original shells that the multis use to breed in from Lake Tanganyika
     
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    How big are the actual shells from lake Tanganjika?

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    smaller than escargot shells
     
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    What is the diameter?

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    The two shells side by side, the escargot is the one on the bottom
     
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    Thanks. Seems like I'll have to raise my own snails for this exercise.

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    Try melkbos strand. There's lots of shells you can use for shell dweller cichlids
     
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    Great idea

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