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Re: [APD] Speaking of killing things...
I have just discovered that small river prawns (Macrobrachium bullatum) eat
all the snails and don¹t touch plants. Some of the guys in ANGFA observed
this and passed the info to me when I was having massive snail problems. If
you are in the USA I don¹t know if you have a freshwater prawn that would do
the same job. The aquaria and ponds that now have the river prawns don¹t
have any snails.
On 1/5/07 12:29 PM, "Tim" <tj9582 at yahoo_com> wrote:
> The ramshorn population in my tank is getting out of control. I
> wouldn't mind so much, but they seem to have an affinity for certain of
> my plants, particularly the water wisteria, and I'm tired of having
> perfectly good plants getting devoured.
> I try to keep this tank largely hands-off, so I'm looking for a small,
> hardy snail predator. The tank is a 20 gallon guppy free-for-all. I
> pretty much let them breed all they want, so the tank is a little
> crowded, although the pleco and ottos don't seem to mind.
> I know clown loaches can be good eaters, but I think they'd be a little
> too large, while I'm given to understand that the khuli doesn't eat
> snails. Is there something in between that doesn't mind a little crowding?
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