05-03-2012, 11:36 PM
| || | Loach for snail infestation?
I came back from a two week vacation only to find that one of my guppies is dead and my tank has been infested by ramhorn snails and fewer but still many pond(pouch) snails
I have six neon tetras and one guppy left in my 10g tank. I also have a green hedge, anacharis, anubias, java fern, water sprite in the tank.
This was three days ago. Since then, I have researched online, changed 50% of tank water and put in lettuce overnight hoping for a LOT of snails to be on the leaf when I wake up in the morning. I was thoroughly disappointed and looks like the snails in my tank dont like the lettuce. I found roughly about 10 falling for my trap
Today I come back from work to find that my guppy has given birth to four (up until now) babies. I dont know what to do with the snail infestation. I read that yoyo loaches would be a good idea - but with my limited 10g capacity I am not sure. Added to that is the guppy fry - I dont want them to die, will the yoyo loach eat the babies?