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Anti-Malaysian Trumpet Snail fish?
Hey all, i was wondering if anyone could give me suggestions on a fish that will naturally prey on Malaysian Trumpet Snails? I know trumpets are harder to prey on because of their trap door, but i want to keep something that will act as a natural population limiter.
I keep loaches and I do not have one snail in any of my loach tanks. I can drop MTS in those tanks and find the empty shells a few days later. Dwarf Chains are especially voracious snail eaters, even with MTS. I have no idea how that little loach gets past that trap door but they do. Same with my clowns and yoyos, but those loaches grow too big for most people's tanks.
population limiter? Mail them to me! I want more!
Assassins come to mind- they're less likely to eradicate them... I think they're what you had in mind. They'll eat about a snail a day.
+one for assassin snails. I keep both clown loaches and Yo-yo loaches and they take care of the larger trumpet snails but cannot seem to get the flesh from inside the very small ones.I prolly got a couple gazillion Well,,,maybe a couple hundred in a 75 gallon, but when gravel vaccuming,,there isn't any crud to speak of that comes up into the syphon.;-)
Is it safe to order them online at this time of the year? for both loaches and snails?
@1077 - I cannot keep clown loaches or yoyo loaches, the clowns get too big and yoyos require a shoal and my tnak is too small to support that.
I had no idea they were endangered?? How sad.
unfortunatly, according to this site: Dwarf Loach (Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki) — Loaches Online
They are considered endangered. This site also says 5 is the minimum, is that true? Im not so sure i have space for 5, i was hoping to get around 3...
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