12-17-2010, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
I keep loaches and I do not have one snail in any of my loach tanks. I can drop MTS in those tanks and find the empty shells a few days later. Dwarf Chains are especially voracious snail eaters, even with MTS. I have no idea how that little loach gets past that trap door but they do. Same with my clowns and yoyos, but those loaches grow too big for most people's tanks.
By dwarf loach do you mean the dwarf chain loaches? I heard that those are not snail eating? Also i believe the dwarf chain loaches are now considered endangered and very hard to find for sale. I was hoping for this answer though since i really like the dwarf chain loaches...
Originally Posted by redchigh
population limiter? Mail them to me! I want more!
Assassins come to mind- they're less likely to eradicate them... I think they're what you had in mind. They'll eat about a snail a day.
I have, literally hundreds. My fish stock, using AQadvisor calculations is 44 percent. with my snails its 98% and thats a low estimate for number of snails. However most of them are small, i do not know where the adults are. I have hundreds of small snails come out at night and take over my decor but they are all small.
Is it safe to order them online at this time of the year? for both loaches and snails?
@1077 - I cannot keep clown loaches or yoyo loaches, the clowns get too big and yoyos require a shoal and my tnak is too small to support that.