problem with snails - Page 3
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » problem with snails

problem with snails

This is a discussion on problem with snails within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Now I've never kept a Loach ever!.... and I have a ton of snails but my understanding, and the reason I have not kept ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Black-Winged Hatchetfish
Black-Winged Hatchetfish
Coral Red Pencilfish
Coral Red Pencilfish
Like Tree2Likes

Reply
Old 02-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #21
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
Now I've never kept a Loach ever!.... and I have a ton of snails but my understanding, and the reason I have not kept them, is that they need to be in a group... I don't want to add 4-5 of something that will eat all the snails and then I don't have enough food for the Loaches. Am I trading one problem for another? Please fill me in on what happens when the snails are all gone.
SeaHorse is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #22
JDM
 
JDM's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakiebabie View Post
Now I've never kept a Loach ever!.... and I have a ton of snails but my understanding, and the reason I have not kept them, is that they need to be in a group... I don't want to add 4-5 of something that will eat all the snails and then I don't have enough food for the Loaches. Am I trading one problem for another? Please fill me in on what happens when the snails are all gone.
Yah, adding fish to fix a problem is not great unless you wanted the fish anyway but you are not really trading one problem for another as the loaches don't NEED snails to eat. You then have a troupe of loaches to care for, that's all.

Now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing any of my trumpet snails since adding the catfish (not corys but similar)... do corys and small cats eat small snails?

Jeff.
JDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #23
 
Romad's Avatar
 
I can tell you for sure that corys do not eat snails. I've got 9 in my 75 gallon and my snails are doing just fine :)
Romad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #24
 
I bought 2 Loachs. One died in a month or two from a mouth fungus from digging in the gravel. The 2nd one is now about 1 1/2 years old and is about 2 1/2" long. I rarely ever see a snail and guess if i do, it came in with a new plant.
Aquaute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #25
JDM
 
JDM's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
I can tell you for sure that corys do not eat snails. I've got 9 in my 75 gallon and my snails are doing just fine :)
I found a trumpet snail tonight... I guess they are just hiding really well lately.

Jeff.
JDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #26
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquaute View Post
Ever since I put a Loach in my 60gal the snails are gone.
Clown loaches fixed my snail circumstance, but they get really big though, so maybe Zebra Loaches Get your self 2 loaches, bye bye snail issue, I promise.

Last edited by trombonedemon; 02-04-2013 at 09:17 PM..
trombonedemon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
golden apple snails and redhorn problem! parrot Invertebrates 15 11-07-2011 03:29 PM
Pouch snails: a problem? excal88 Invertebrates 2 04-29-2011 03:55 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.