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Old 04-18-2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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Help with ramshorns!

I am going to be transferring my 20 and 30 gallon tanks into my new 60 gallon tank this week and need some ideas with controlling the snails. The ramshorn snails just keep multiplying. I read assassin snails, yoyo loach, or clown loach. What do u think is most compatible with my tank?

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I am curious to hear if anyone has advice. We had some Ramshorns arrive in our tank via plants. I keep pulling them out as soon as I see them. We have Nerite snails so I do not want to put anything in the tank that will get them.
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Assassin snails will eat all other snails, including Nerite and Mystery snails.
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Assassin snails will eat all other snails, including Nerite and Mystery snails.
Ok. Good to know. I thought they don't bother adults. So assassin snail is off the list. What about yoyo loaches or clown
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Both loaches will get snails. My yoyo loaches cleaned up ramshorn snails but mystery (apple?) snails were too big for them. Smaller chain loaches will also tackle snails Iíve read.
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Both loaches will get snails. My yoyo loaches cleaned up ramshorn snails but mystery (apple?) snails were too big for them. Smaller chain loaches will also tackle snails Iíve read.
I keep getting mixed info on my research on the yoyo loach. So excited sites say they are semi aggressive and some so peaceful. Do u think a group of 4 yoyos would be ok in my community tank?
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I have 3 horse face loaches and I have a snail problem at the moment I heap of snails came into my tank from live plant. I thought they were turbos but they are ramshorns my horse face loaches keep mine at bay and I was told they don't eat anything other than sift sand. But they were wrong they eat everything
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I keep getting mixed info on my research on the yoyo loach. So excited sites say they are semi aggressive and some so peaceful. Do u think a group of 4 yoyos would be ok in my community tank?


Mine are very friendly but never seen any aggression. Fry are perfectly safe. Very forward though - Iíve seen bn catfish laying on top of them and they will still be trying to Ďhelp outí with eating that algae wafer.
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Lol. Sounds good. I'm gonna get some yoyos. I will post a pic of my new tank after it's all set up. So excited for this one. Even bought a brand new UV canister.
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