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Re: Snails in Planted Tank
>Over the holidays I was working at a pet shop where a guy bought
>3 clowns and about 20 cardinals. 3 days later he was back with the
>3 clowns and 10 cardinals with their stomachs eaten out. Over the
>3 days the clowns had hunted the cardinals, killed and eaten them
>much to the horror of the owner and his kids.
Those must have been some seriously large clowns. They don't turn that
predatory until the reach a pretty good size. Mine (3")have cohabited well
with all manner of tetras and even some stunted nothos (rather than killing
my few runts I tend to let them hang out in my community tanks) which are
very small fish indeed. I know lots of people with lots of clowns and this
is the first story I hear in a loach under 8" long.
Did they actually *see* the attacks or are they just guessing that it was
that rather than the natural processes of decay in a fish that's died of
disease in the abdominal cavity? I just quite skeptical.
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