View Full Version : I need a loach

01-03-2008, 03:29 AM
I need a good solid loach to take care of a ramshorn problem I have. It is in a 10g that had plenty of room for stocking but I only want like 1 of them. Any recommendations? It's a 10g with pH of 7.2, ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 2-5, and temp. is 77 F. Whisper 30 for filtration and loaded with hiding places and plants.

01-03-2008, 03:36 AM
i have a banded loach and hes a snail munching machine but he might be too big for a 10g

01-03-2008, 03:37 AM
But but but...YOU'RE a loach!!! :hmm3grin2orange: :c1:

01-03-2008, 03:38 AM
Lol, I ain't eating no snail.

01-03-2008, 03:40 AM
...escargot...in a mushroom cap...soaking in garlic butter...*heaven*

Lady Hobbs
01-03-2008, 03:41 AM
My 20 gallon is run over with snails. I hate the darned things crawling all over everything.

01-03-2008, 04:08 AM
I dont kno how big you snails are,but if they are pretty small I would get a yo-yo loach. I had a snail infestion a couple years back and I put in algae wafers at night and then I would net a bunch the next morning. It realy helped the yo-yo. Hope that helps

01-03-2008, 04:11 AM
i would also say the yo-yo....thats what i got for my old 20g when i had a problem with snails.

01-03-2008, 04:15 AM
My 20 gallon is run over with snails. I hate the darned things crawling all over everything.

I was reading about treating cyano with erythromycin (sp)
and got a nice little tidbit, it seems that the antibiotic killed all the Malaysian trumpet snails:19: , oh yeah, it also worked on the cyano

01-03-2008, 12:10 PM
There little snails so I may go buy a yoyo. I do not want to use chemicals to take care of them.

Lady Hobbs
01-03-2008, 01:35 PM
I was reading up on the snail problem last night thinking salt might work and the article says it may get rid of a few but not all and they will just breed again. I pop them about 5 times a day at the waterline and they just keep on comin'.

The salt will do the plants no good either. Also read about the medications you can use but those are also harmful to plants, so this article says.

Looks like a yoyo will have to do.......or putting one of my clown loaches in the tank for a while. I don't want to stress one of them out moving him away from the others so will do the yoyo. Are they OK with corys?

01-03-2008, 05:00 PM
get a clown loach but be sure to have a bigger tank as it grows

01-03-2008, 05:03 PM
hobbs...i would say that they are ok with corys. I had one in with some corys and the yo yo just hid in his cave all day and while the corys were sleeping he would come out. o yeah...they like to hide during the day....

01-04-2008, 12:10 AM
get a clown loach but be sure to have a bigger tank as it grows

Thats what people try not to do- get a fish and get a bigger tank. You try to get a smaller fish for a smaller tank. Its a bad thing to have to get bigger tanks.

I agree on the snail problem. Fish remove stuff better than chems- its more relaxing too, I mean, who watches liquids in a tank? Why not watch a funny loach eat snails?

01-04-2008, 12:41 AM
Maybe this will help a little

I personally like snails in my aquarium and for some reason they never seem to get out of hand.

01-04-2008, 01:19 AM
I like them to but to a point, mine are out of hand. Thanks for the help people, looks like a yoyo for me.:1:

01-04-2008, 05:33 AM
Good luck on the yo-yo Kuli. Try the pellet way in addition,it really helps

Lady Hobbs
01-04-2008, 05:51 PM
Well, off I trudged to town in 15 degree weather to get some yoo's. Of course they didn't have any.

01-04-2008, 10:22 PM
I got one and a betta. Very neat little fish.

01-08-2008, 03:51 AM
Yoyos (pakistani) loaches will eat away your snail problems pretty quickly. I have a couple, and even drop in a few small snails from time to time, just so the yoyos can eat them.

01-08-2008, 12:20 PM
Looks like he is slowly but surely working the snails. :c2:

Blue Ram
01-16-2008, 06:12 PM
Yoyo loaches or Burma Border loaches are good.

01-17-2008, 06:15 AM
ok so it looks like i might re-locate my yoyo to my other tank for a while. its getting quite a snail plague in there lol:ezpi_wink1:

01-17-2008, 12:26 PM
They work, my snail pop. is cut in half now!!