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post #1 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Clown Loaches Eating Snails

At what size do Clown Loaches start eating snails ? Also, will it cause more harm than good by taking snails from one tank to another to provide snails for them to eat ?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 12:22 PM
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It really depends on what snails they are.

There are some that they simply will not touch.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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They look like what we used to call pond snails in the old days. They move kind of fast for a snail. I've even seen them riding the water current. Just looked them up...they are pond snails.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-05-2012, 06:53 PM
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In my ignorant days, I bought one to fix a snail problem in a 10 gallon. Well, I went from hundreds of pond snails to none in less than a week. However, those suckers are nasty aggressive when you break all the rules

They are schooling, and get pretty big, they really need a large tank.
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