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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #711


Hello Kelly,
    Before you resort to chemicals, which may hurt your plants and would definitely foul your water with
dead snails, try this, remove your clown loaches. Some clown loaches make small puncture type holes in the
new growth of aquatic plants. If you can't bear to remove your loaches, try feeding them small slices of
cucumber. This sometimes satisfies their vegetarian desires.

Good Luck,  Pat Bowerman
(a former veggie loach owner)

> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 06:35:42 -0500
> From: Kelly <apples at midohio_net>
> Subject: snails eating plants
> Hi all,
> I have decided that I need to go the chemical route to rid my 120g tank
> of snails--the clown loaches have/do eat many of them, however they do
> not eat them once they get too big.  I'm pretty sure the snails are the
> ones munching holes in many of my plants and I do manually catch/crush
> many of them when it is still dark in the morning and I flip on the
> light, but it is a waste of time--too many.
> What should I use-chemical wise --to rid the tank of them?  Any advice?
> I don't want to hurt the fish or plants of course.
> - --
> Kelly
> mailto:apples at midohio_net