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clown loaches

Hi Laurel,

Try microwaving a small. slice of zuccini squash until its tender, about a minute
or so.
Make sure its cool before you put it in, anchor it down with something and watch
them munch out.


> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 16:40:55 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "L. Merrell" <merrell at u_washington.edu>
> Subject: clown loaches
> Hi.  Sorry for all the questions but I'm a bit of a newbie.  I recently
> purchased a clown loach to help control a freshwater snail
> explosion in my planted tank. It has eradicated the snails as promised but
> now that the snails are gone the loach is punching holes in my broadleaf
> plants.  Is there anything I can do (ie supplementing the loaches
> diet) which
> will help decrease this problem? I am feeding sinking algae wafers. I am
> half considering starting a snail breeding tank to maintain a snail supply
> for the loach.
> Thanks, Laurel