Tanganyikan shell options

Two and half years ago, I posted about shell varieties for shell dwelling cichlids. I revisited that post today because many new cichlid keepers are unaware of what shells to use.

In addition to the shells pictured in that previous post, there is another shell that I’ve had good experience with –  Muffin land snail (pictured below). Compared to other shell options, these are quite large and dense (notice the thickness of the lip).

I have had both N. ocellatus and L. signatus select these shells when several other options were available.

Muffin land snail shell (Ryssota ovum). Photo by the author.

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