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Re: Snail eating fish

I have heard weather (dojo) loaches also eat snails.


> Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 18:48:06 -0500
> From: "J Amberkar" <amberkar at worldnet_att.net>
> Subject: Snail eating fish
> I am planning to get  snail-eating fish for my community planted tank. I
> have Cardinal tetras, Albino Cory-cats, Otto's, pearl gouramis. The tank is
> new, the plants are growing,as usual I have algae problem and I am trying to
> control it.
> When I planted new plants, these plants introduced snails.
> I have searched this site for some information, following are my findings;
> * Clown Loaches Very Social community oriented, they will eat all kinds of
> snails, including Trumpet snails. They can get 4" long. Minimum should be
> two in the tank.
> *Botia Lohochata (Yo Yo) somewhat social. They will eat all kinds of snails.
> They can get 6" long, at that length they can be aggressive, should be at
> least two in the tank.
> * Botia Skunk or Skunk Loaches not Social, aggressive they will eat all kind
> of snails, can get to 6" long
> *Dwarf Loaches (Botia Sidthiminchi) They will eat all snails, grows about 2"
> long, social, minimum two per tank.
> * Khuli Loaches Social,do not like daylight, they will hide, they will eat
> anything on the gravel
> Thank you please provide your feedback.