Re: Clown Loaches and Malaysian Trumpets

The snail colony will be seriously put upon by the clown loaches.  Some of
them will survive, but not many.  I had this setup and during a gravel 
change I got only 1 from an original healthy colony of snails, after 6
months of having the clown loaches.

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On Tue, 8 Oct 1996 Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com wrote:

> From: "Williams, Rochelle - DCSPIM" <williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil>
> Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 08:42:33 -0400
> Subject: Clown Loaches and Malaysian Trumpets
> Does anyone keep clown loaches with a thriving colony of Malaysian snails? 
>  I have such a horrible problem with pond snails that I currently have 4 
> little guys in quarantine.  The main tank is a 125g planted discus community 
> tank.  Yes, the snails are in the gravel but are frequently seen on the top 
> of the gravel and even on the glass.  I'm sure with a natural predator in 
> the tank they will seek cover in the substrate, but will they survive with 
> clown loaches in the tank all the time?  Any comments are appreciated.
> Rochelle Williams
> williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil
> Hey!  Where did Autumn in Atlanta go???  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.