07-09-2014, 07:02 AM
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Suggestions for snail eaters please
I have a 40g tank that I have recently set up, I have transferred the fish and some of the plants from a 15g tank that I started out with (didn't take long before I wanted a bigger tank!) Current fish are 8 neon tetras and 2 Bristlenose catfish, in the 15g I had a bit of a problem with small snails taking over if i didn't constantly get in there and crush them to keep the population under control. I want to get 2 or 3 more fish of a different species to complete the tank stocking, and something that controls the snail population would be good. I like clown loaches but I hear they do better in groups of 5 or 6 and also grow large so I dont think my tank is big enough to keep them. What are my other options for snail eating fish?
Also an example of what you would consider maximum stocking capacity for a 40g planted tank, I want to try and keep it slightly under stocked if anything...