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Old 02-07-2007, 05:46 PM   #11
 
there no good in eradicatiting snails, i was posting that they dont love snails, i was saying they dont really care about them, sure some fish might take some apart but all fish are different. My bolivian rams like to poke around with some snail shells and occaisonally try to suck the molusk out but there no good for actually destroying snails since snails arent part of there diet.

Also might i add to not use chemicals as they can harm your bio-filter and/or damage things you dont want damaged. It is never nessicary to use chemicals. If the bait method didnt work then use the fish method. Another way is to use shrimp to compete with the snails for food, these shrimp clean my tank out where the snail cant eat and i see less and less snails every day. But the shrimp part doesnt always work and takes a long time to work if it does work in the first place

Make sure if you find a dead snail shell, take it out as it will do some things to your ph and the rotting snail will cause ammonia spikes.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:56 PM   #12
 
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I have 6 corys (not in that 10 gallon) and they all love snails.
(2 panda corys, 2 albino corys, and 2 normal corys)
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #13
 
read my previous post and find out why :)

and please, next time you want to answer one of my questions that is off topic, please pm me instead
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:15 PM   #14
 
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there no good in eradicatiting snails, i was posting that they dont love snails, i was saying they dont really care about them, sure some fish might take some apart but all fish are different. My bolivian rams like to poke around with some snail shells and occaisonally try to suck the molusk out but there no good for actually destroying snails since snails arent part of there diet.
do your corys eat snals musho
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #15
 
nopers, my rams do though, but i wouldnt suggest them for actually getting rid of snails
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:13 PM   #16
 
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nopers, my rams do though, but i wouldnt suggest them for actually getting rid of snails
i wouldnt eather i just state that mine do too. as talking twards matt
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:14 PM   #17
 
so, forget the cory talk and ram talk and lets think of reliable ones

Yo-yo loaches
I think kuhli loaches work
Dwarf puffer
uhh there are a few more loaches, i think the clown loach does
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:21 PM   #18
 
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Pls clarify further your posts instead of flip-flops as this thread is now in disarray.

Read Chris's(fish_4_all) sig. Whatever works for you may not work for others.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:22 PM   #19
 
clown probly to big i think dojo loaches eatem too
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:22 PM   #20
 
im pretty sure dojos are coldwater though, might not be any good in a freshwater

here is the list i read on another site

* Clown Loaches (Botia macracantha) notes: community fish, schooling. BAA1:370
* Skunk Loach (Botia morleti, formerly Botia horae) (some say better than the Clown L.) BAA1:368
* Puffers (Tetraodon species) notes: aggressive, keep alone.
* Banjo catfish (Bunocephalus species)
* Malawi Cichlids (Pseudotropheus & Melanochromis)
* African Butterfly or Thomas' Cichlid (Anomalochromis thomasi). BAA1:748
* Malawi Cichlids (Pseudotropheus & Melanochromis species)
* Yellow Labs, Electric Yellow (Labidochromis caeruleus) (Malawi Cichlid)
* Chocolate Cichlid (Cichlasoma coryphaenoides / C. hellabruni)
* Asian Bumblebee catfish (Leiocassis siamensis) BAA2:450
* Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy) notes: VERY large, not recommended!
* Betta/Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) notes: some do, some don't. BAA1:632
* Keyhole cichlid (Aequidens maronii). BAA1:668.
* Black ghost knifefish (Gymnotidae family)
* various Lake Tanganyika Synodontis catfish species
* Red Devil Cichlid (Amphilophus labiatus) (C.America)
* Slender Bumphead Cichlid (Steatocranus gibbiceps) (Tanganyika)
* Black-Banded Leporinus (Leporinus fasciatus) S. American, large, may eat smaller fish.
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