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Yes, everyone says when they are bigger than the other fishes mouth but I am worried they might still be too small lol
Thanks for the quick response. I never clean the breeding space where they are so it just accumulates there. I try not to overfeed but it is really hard to make flakes into tiny pieces lol. I usually just take one flake and break it up. Do you have a better idea?
I bought the Clown Loach because my tank was being taken over by snails. Why is it not suitable? Posted via Mobile Device
It will be ok for a short while to perhaps get rid of your snail problem but in the long run it will eat everything in your tank, not to mention outgrow it.
With the breeder being on the main tank, you need to remove the waste food as it can effect the whole tank with nitrates as it breaks down.
Crushing flake food is rather easy, what I do for my fry is crush some up into a separate container and use that to feed the fry, either that or most fish stores will sell food specially for fry.
The clown Loach at some point will have to be removed, it is not an option it is a MUST.
If you could perhaps post a picture of your snails there may be other options, clown loach do not always remove snails.
A cheaper option is to place a piece of lettuce leaf in your tank and overnight your snails will go to it, simply remove it and the snails which gather on it. Repeat until the snail population drops.
If I can't return it then I might give it to my brother since he has a huge tank.
So, to the original question lol. When do you think I can put the fry in with the other fish?
Also, how does a Guppy looks when it births or reabsorbs the preg.? I had a preg. Guppy with a clearly dark black gravid spot. I put her in the birthing space and took her out after about 3 days because nothing happened and I didn't want her to be too stressed. Now she looks skinny and her gravid spot is very small but still black. Posted via Mobile Device