Is Resetting Colonies Recommended?

Discussion in 'Shell Dweller Cichlids' started by JtheFishMan, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. JtheFishMan

    JtheFishManValued MemberMember

    So, I was doing a little research about neolamprologus multifasciatus and the colonies they establish. I read a small piece of the article talking about how the long that owned them would deep clean the sand, move around the shells, and reset the colony (just moving the shells around and rearranging the sand to a leveled height) about every 4 or so months. It stated that it would keep them doing work and have a continuous job. If anyone has done this, did it work out good, and is it recommended?

    Thanks,
    JtheFishMan
     
  2. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    I’ve owned my little colony for about 9 months now and I’ve only made slight alterations to their pits. I somehow ended up with 4M 1F so I had to break up the territories with driftwood. Adding new shells will usually spur them to re-adjust their pits if that’s what you’re trying to do. Mine dig all the time and defend their shells from the OB peacock fry so they stay plenty busy.