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N. brevis and L. occelatus....together?
« on: June 09, 2006, 01:05:58 AM »
I read that in the wild....N. brevis are often found in company with L. occelatus.

I know it's not the done thing to keep shellies together...but has anyone tried this combination in a Larger tank?
L. occelatus "Blue"
N. multifasciatus
N. similis
L. calliurus "Magara"
L. brevis "Kavala"
L. brevis "Bulu Point"
L. brevis "Zaire"
L. brevis "Katete"

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Re: N. brevis and L. occelatus....together?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 07:12:05 AM »
Actually, yes. The occies hounded the brevis until they ended up living in the corners of the tank; I separated them.

The fact that they live together in the wild means that they share a niche, even more so than most shellies - they like the same number of shells, same type of substrate, same foods, etc, so of course they'll fight over them.

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Re: N. brevis and L. occelatus....together?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 07:29:12 AM »
Interesting....How big was the tank?

How many of each species?
L. occelatus "Blue"
N. multifasciatus
N. similis
L. calliurus "Magara"
L. brevis "Kavala"
L. brevis "Bulu Point"
L. brevis "Zaire"
L. brevis "Katete"

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Re: N. brevis and L. occelatus....together?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 05:33:28 PM »
44 gallon paludarium; started with 6 of each. There were piles of rocks between the species, and a few small rockdwellers (J. transcriptus).