View Full Version : What to do?

02-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Hello. I have a new snail problem. I am wondering if there are any loaches that I could put in my 20 gallon to control the population of new comers. The tank will be for guppies as I have about 40 fry in my 10 gallon right now. there are 3 cories in there right now as well as the resting mom.

02-16-2008, 05:14 PM
Well I'd say some yoyo loaches as they will consume snails like crazy but the tank size is a worry as they get around 5-6 inches..... You can try them for now if you have somewhere to put them later... Try a piece of lettuce in the tank overnight then pull it out you should have snails all over it...

02-16-2008, 05:18 PM
banded loach! i have one in my 20g high and hes awesome. hes about 4", and fast. he ate all of my snails and is a non stop cleaner. put one in your tank and say bye to snails forever

02-16-2008, 05:18 PM
Botia sidthimunki - Dwarf Loaches are the perfect little loaches for smaller tanks and very very pretty. They only grow to 2 inches

doug z
02-16-2008, 05:21 PM
How big do clown loaches get? I here they LOVE snails..

02-16-2008, 05:23 PM
clown loaches get huge fullgrown, like 18", but theyre slow growers. i would say 75g small and fullgrown 250g+. i didnt believe they get 18" until i saw one that size at the big als store here for $250, insane!

02-16-2008, 05:32 PM
cool. I'll check it out. thanks.

02-16-2008, 05:43 PM
Like cory's, loaches are happiest in schools of at least 5 or 6