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>Second... not true that clown loaches don't eat them. They sure do and
>there are other kinds of loaches that will too... if you don't want clowns.
>Sure the CLs won't eat them ALL but so many you won't see one unless you
>look with a light at night. However, I have two main tanks and the biggest
>one always looks a little dirty... couldn't figure out why until I realized
>that the smaller tank has no clown loaches and all kinds of snails thrive
>there...MTs, ramshorns and some pond snails. A heavy load of pond snails
>would worry me   but MTs... why the worry? Be thankful they are cleaning up
>your tank. I recommend restraint when it comes to thinking of removing them

Botia striata is the best loach for complete removal. Nice animal too.
Schools well and loves them snails. B. dario does good work too. I agree
with Olga though...........snails do great work.
Snail poop is dirty looking stuff but makes a great soil additive.
Tom Barr