Shell Dweller Question about Digging Behavior

nitebird27

I am new to having Shell Dwellers. My tank parameters are within a good range (super high dH, 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, 10-20 Nitrate). I am working on raising pH because it was good but has gone down to about 7.8 with water changes. I've had them in their tank for about a month now. I have 7 of them, they each have 2-3 shells to themselves. Substrate is finer sand.

They aren't digging... I can see that they will put some sand on top of the shells or inside them, but I'm not seeing their characteristic excavations. Is this because they are young? I think they are still a bit juvenile. I haven't seen any lip locking or signs of aggression.
 

Rye3434

What species are they? Some dig more than others
 

nitebird27

What species are they? Some dig more than others
N. Multifasciatus
 

Rye3434

Then it might be age, multis do dig alot. I asked because I have similis and they really don't dig that much, I actually planted vals in their tank because of this and they have not uprooted any
 

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