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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #103

Botia is the name of a genus, not a species. Some Botia species (e.g., clown
loaches, as a common example) grow to over a foot long. Some Leptobotia, a
closely related genus, get to twice that size (e.g., "Chinese royal clown

BTW, I have lots of loaches, but they don't eradicate snails with anywhere
near the ruthless efficiency of my Synodontis multipunctatus. If you have a
Rift Lake tank with a snail problem and can find S multipunctatus, they will
kill all snails overnight.


> From: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest)
> Reply-To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 03:48:02 -0500 (EST)
> To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
> Subject: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #103
> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:42:55 -0800
> From: "Burke Harris" <burkeh at starlingconsulting_com>
> Subject: re: snail eating loaches
> If you can find them botia loaches will eat all of your snail eggs and most
> small snails. botias stay small ( 1" or so)and fit into community tanks
> fine. They are schoolers so you'll want at least 5 to keep them happy.