04-18-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
Clown loaches get huge and need to be kept in groups of more than 6. They need 100+ gal tanks. Smaller loaches like dwarf chain loach would be a better alternative for smaller tanks if you're looking for loaches. Either way, introducing a fish to a tank just to deal with a snail problem is a short-sighted solution to the problem. That and snails aren't a big problem in a healthy aquarium.
But that's a great shot of a ramshorn snail. I've got a few of those in my pond and tanks. Great for getting rid of the brown algae blooms in new tanks.
I second this, clown loach get huuuuge o-o A tankbuster that is all too commonly sold as a cute little baby.
If you ever have snail overpopulation, -you- are either overfeeding your fish, providing too many resources for the snails, or there is food such as algae which they are responding too, and you should be thanking them ;)
A snail population will self regulate as long as you control resources.
He's a cute little guy :D