01-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris7
I don,t have room for a couple of clown loaches, but I read that the yoyo loach stays fairly small and does well by it's self and in a community tank? Does anybody know if this is true?
It is not advisable to buy fish to deal with snails. This can cause even more trouble. You don't mention your tank size, and loaches--whatever species--need to be in a group of 5-6. Not all species get along well with other fish. And their effectiveness in removing snails can vary even within species.
Manually removing snails is the only safe method. But as mentioned by others, snails are one of your best friends in maintaining a healthy aquarium. I have hundreds in my tanks, and I am glad they are there.
They are performing tasks that I could not, no matter what.