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mass snail-icide

Do Clown Loaches need to be a certain size (mine are between 1.5" to 2")
before they start on snails? I have 5 in my 280L for the past 1.5 weeks now,
and the number of snails seems to be increasing. Starting today, I'll been
limiting food (initially I fed them to get them settled in) for everyone, so
there will not be any excess for the loaches and see if that helps (so far
they have not put in a appearance during the daytime, but hide in a hollow

phlim at iinet_net.au

> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 22:30:02 EDT
> From: Caddy579 at aol_com
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #236

> Two words. Clown Loaches. I have a 29 that had brown snails and was being
> taken over by MTS. I moved 2 clown loches from one of my tanks into it and
> a day evry visible sign of snails was gone.