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  1. Default To loach or not to loach


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a pond-snail infestation growing in my new 25 gallon tank, and I was wondering if adding a loach would help get rid of the sorry things. I know loaches do better in groups, but my sister has only one that she'd let me "borrow" for a while, then I'd return it to her. Her tank no longer has a snail problem.

    The only stock is shrimps right now (fish to be added shortly) and I was wondering if the loach would go after the shrimp instead of the snails.

    Also, there are a few assassin snails in there as well, so I'm assuming the loach would snack on them as well? I can try to pull them out and put them into another tank so they'll be safe, as an option to the loach eating them.

    Thanks, anybody.
    Dragoon Woman
    46 bowfront: Planted, Angelfish, Rasboras, Cories, Tetras, Otos
    25g: Planted, cherry shrimp, otos
    5g: Planted, Betta
    4g: Planted, betta
    5 horses, 7 cats, all rescued animals

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    0 Not allowed!
    i would let your assassin snails do there duty, dont get or borrow a fish just to rid yourself of a infestation. pluck them off when you see them and your assissin snails should handle the ones you dont see.
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    0 Not allowed!
    +1

    Also, yes the loaches will kill the shrimp and the assasins.
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  4. Default Good to know


    0 Not allowed!
    Thank you. I'll try trapping them instead of adding a loach.

    Dragoon Woman
    46 bowfront: Planted, Angelfish, Rasboras, Cories, Tetras, Otos
    25g: Planted, cherry shrimp, otos
    5g: Planted, Betta
    4g: Planted, betta
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