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Re: Snails in Planted Tank
>In a message dated 10/20/2000 6:05:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>marktman at iwon_com writes:
><< Clown loaches do not eradicate snail populations. >>
>If there's one thing that's true about fish keeping it is that they are as
>variable as us human-types. What one person observes another can have almost
>the opposite happen. I bet a lot of the variation is due to the variability
>I have a 20H for example, planted w/ hygrophilia & watersprite, that houses a
>couple pair of breeder kribs and a healthy population of snails. That
>population is concentrated in the upper third of the tank and the kribs hang
>out in the lower third.
Well, so much for the krib idea. I wonder what lunatic came up with that
As long as the other critters in
>those tanks swim fast, hide well, or are bigger than the loach can munch,
>everybody survives the rotation. I can tell you that my killlies are no match
>for the loach and most of their housing is too small for this method anyway.
>YMMV and probably do!
You might try keeping them in a group and not rotating them too much. Both
factors stress out loaches in general a fair bunch and a stressed loach is
a very grumpy animal.
>>What lunatic gave you the advise to use a clown or puffer fish!<
> A poor choice of words to
>describe contributors to this list and particulary offensive to me. It was
>descibe one of the more erudite and helpful contributors and was
and well said, too.
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