Re: snail-eating fish
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: snail-eating fish
From: schmaus at drmail_dr.att.com (SchmausJ)
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 13:52:42 -0700
In-Reply-To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com "Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #229" (Feb 2, 3:39pm)
References: <199602022039.PAA02462 at looney_actwin.com>
On Feb 2, 3:39pm, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com wrote:
> From: olga at arts_ubc.ca (Olga Betts)
> >I've had great success with skunk loaches eating the Maylian
> >snails that infested my 55 gal. hex tank. They are about 1.5"
> >long. In about 2-3 weeks every snail was gone!!
> I can't believe that you wanted to kill off all your Malaysian snails.
> Where do you live? I'm sure you could have found lots of people who would
> have liked to have them. Why don't you want them? I want some but I need
> ones that are big enough not to be eaten by my Clown loaches.
Botias seem to like snails. I've got a couple small botias
(forget the species...) that eat every snail they can find,
including the Malaysians. Fortunately they haven't eliminated
the snails because they live in the gravel and are hard to
eliminate. I didn't know I even had them until I started finding
empty shells from time to time.
(no weather report here in Colo, it's too cold)