Stocking suggestions needed

Discussion in 'Shell Dweller Cichlids' started by Graphix, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Graphix

    GraphixWell Known MemberMember

    I'm currently setting up a 100L(26 Gallon) for Multis and a single Calvus, I've got a cluster of shells on one side and and a rock formation on the other.


    I was wondering what kind of fish I could have to occupy the top-middle of the tank, of course I can do without them but I figure it would be nice to have something up there. Not necessarily Tanganyikans but anything that's compatible, maybe some sort of schooling fish would work.

    I was also wondering if anyone's ever tried frogbit or other floating plants in their Tanganyikan tanks, and if that's a good idea or not, I figure it would give some colour and provide some nice cover for the fish, as well as help clean up the water.
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I'm not sure if a single calvus will work with shellies - LeoDiaz?

    I wouldn't add dither fish. Shellies can be aggressive.
  3. OP

    GraphixWell Known MemberMember

    It would be a juvenile Calvus, a little smaller than a full grown Multi male. I know it can be a mixed bag, I've seen people advise against it but also seen set ups with Calvus and shellies work for years without issues, if things get out of hand I'll probably return the Calvus.
  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Fish do grow, so eventually it'll be an adult. And it might work, but I'm not sure if it'll work in a tank this size and with only a single calvus.
  5. OP

    GraphixWell Known MemberMember

    Of course, as I said, I'm prepared to rehome it if it becomes an issue, but I've attempted a set up like this before without any issues, unfortunately the whole thing didn't last because I had a faulty heater that killed all the fish.
  6. tang cichlid keeper 619

    tang cichlid keeper 619New MemberMember

    Calvus grow very slow, I wouldn't worry about him with a colony of multis, but once the multis begins to breed, they may become more aggressive toward the Calvus. For a top fish for some show, maybe some leptisoma, but eventually they'll need more room.

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