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Re: [APD] loaches and snails
All of the loaches I keep are much smaller than the clown loack.
Yoyo loach - Botia almorhae - are the largest ones I have at about 2.5
Stiated loach - Botia striata - very pretty and smaller than the yoyos, the
botia page below mentions that they are snail killers.
Skunk Loach - Botia morleti - smallest of the 3. Attractive and one of few
fish that makes a sound. They snap a barb and make a distince clicking
sound. Reported to be aggressive but I have had no problems with them in my
See this web site for lots of details. www.loaches.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Halliday" <stuart at stuarthalliday_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] loaches and snails
> Terry Barber wrote:
> > I keep loaches in one tank ( 2 yoyo, 1 striated, 1 skunk). There is no
> > snail alive in there and I use the tank as a snail disposal when I have
> > many snails in another tank. They don't last long. I have small
> > snails. My guess is that it will not work out for you.
> I've got 2 pygmy chain loaches in the belief that they would keep my
> ramshorn population down. They don't touch the snails. Worse luck.
> I've a 4' 200L planted tank and its pretty close to capacity as far as
> go. So whilst I'd love to get get a couple of Clowns loaches I feel they
> would grow too big for the tank.
> Any suggestions for a small snail killer?
> Stuart Halliday
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