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Snail-eating catfish



Hello,

As for snail-eating catfish, for Rift Lake tanks, Synodontis multipunctatus
does a great job. Snails are their staple diet in Lake Tanganyika. Whereas
doradids such as the Acanthadoras Dave refers to actually crunch up the
shells (correct me if I'm wrong, Dave), S multipunctatus just sucks the meat
out.

Once a week I harvest a small handful of snails from my planted tanks and
feed them to my multipuncs. The shells are ALL empty within 24 hours. I also
feed snails to my Botia loaches, who eat them, but not with the same
ruthless efficiency.

Dinyar Lalkaka


> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 06:49:01 -0500 (EST)
> From: ac554 at freenet_carleton.ca (David Whittaker)
> Subject: Re: Bumblebee Catfish
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> A week ago I replied to Bob Dixon who was looking for a good
> snail eater, recommending a bumblebee catfish, Leiocassus
> siamensis. It turns out that my memory was faulty and my
> neighbour the owner set me straight. The fish in question is
> an eight year old talking catfish, Acanthodoras spinosissimus,
> which may explain why Gerry Skau had poor results with respect
> to his Leiocassus siamensis. My apologies.
> 
> - --
> Dave Whittaker
> Gloucester, Ontario
> Canada
> ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca