Multi Breeding Question

Discussion in 'Shell Dweller Cichlids' started by MJDuti, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. MJDutiWell Known MemberMember

    I've been seeing all the breeding behavior going on the past month+ but I have yet to see any fry. Is there any way to encourage this? Also, would moving shells be good or bad?
  2. WhiteCloudMinnowsValued MemberMember

    What fish do you have?
  3. MJDutiWell Known MemberMember

    Neolamprologus multifasciatus
  4. Protim SarkarWell Known MemberMember

    No need to remove the shells. Keep the tank in a calm area to encourage breeding. If they are stressed then they will not breed. Rise the temperature in between 75 - 80° F with a pH range in between 7.5-8.5.
  5. MJDutiWell Known MemberMember

    The pH is about 8 and the temp is about 78. I won't remove shells, but was concerned with moving them while cleaning. It's in an area that people pass by fairly often, so the fish get scared occasionally. Do you think that may inhibit them at all?