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Re: Bumblebee Catfish

>From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
>Subject: Re: getting rid of snails

>David writes:

> 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
>Bob Dixon

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.

       Gerry Skau

       He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
       -Oscar Wilde