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Re: Snails in Planted Tank
>> >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.
>> Did they actually *see* the attacks ? I just quite skeptical.
>They were young (<9cm) clowns and the owner watched with
>horror at feeding time how the clowns would dash out of hiding and
>grab a cardinal from the belly and kill it.
>Whether this is a result of a feeding frenzy or pure predation on a
>distracted, vulnerable specie I don't know. But it did happen.
Yikes. Still this is just so bizarre, but then a lot of things about
loaches are bizarre. To me it nearly sounds almost as odd as having cories
attack (well slightly less so). So many people keep so many small fish
with so many loaches, you'd think it'd be more widely known if it were
common. I've asked around some of the general fish groups, but no one has
come forward with a similar story. Check out loaches online.
Www.loaches.com for a whole bunch of info on various loaches. I guess it
goes to show that you never can tell about any fish.
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