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Re: Bumblebee Catfish
>From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
>Subject: Re: getting rid of snails
> Hello all,
> A while back someone expressed a desire for total snail
> removal. That person might want to try a bubblebee catfish,
> Leiocassus siamensis. A neighbour has two very similar 65
> gallon tanks. At one time both had hundreds of MTS and
> ramshorns. Over time the snail population in one tank has
> been reduced to zero, while the other has remained the same.
> The aquarium without the snails contains rainbowfish, tiger
> and golden barbs, one Anomalochromis thomasi, and a bumblebee
> catfish. The bet is on the large-mouthed nocturnal predator.
> Snails tossed into the tank fail to take hold. Water
> conditions are identical.
>It was me. I've seen bumblebee cats before and they're really cute. I
>haven't, however, seen one since moving to Boonietown. This place is
>just too small for a serious pet shop. Anyone willing to mail me one or
I had one of these about 5 years ago that I bought for snail control, but
I had very poor results with it, even when I didn't feed it. It never ate
much in the way of snails.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.