What would you all do if I weren't creating new threads daily?! Haha, J/K.
As you all may know I currently have my fish in the hospital tank, treating for ich. Everything is coming out nicely, and all signs of ich are gone, but I'm just keeping them in there for a few more days to be sure. Because the fish are in a seperate tank, there is no feeding going on in the 55 gallon (I know over feeding can cause a snail infestation).
Well last night, while doing a water change in the 55 Gallon (I still proceed with water changes every other day to remove the floating form of ich in the water column) I noticed a snail happily grazing across the glass. The only thing I can think of as to how it had shown up, was that it hitched a ride with some plants I got recently for the tank.
I have done some research on how to remove/eradicate/maintain the population of these snails. I immediatly placed a warm/soft piece of lettuce on the glass after the lights went out last night. I check this morning, and there were no snails on there. But I want to just make sure I do not run into this problem. My question is, are all Botia type Loaches good for getting rid of these things (not just clown and yoyo loaches)?
I have the 55 gallon, and I know they need to be schooled together but am I able to get a few smaller Botia loaches and will they do the same thing as yoyo and clown loaches? I understand they are scavengers...correct?