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Old 10-18-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Best loach for an MTS infestation. I love the clowns but they will outgrow my 55g. I could rehome them, but I hate that. Any good smaller loaches I can get to do the trick? I am pretty sure these nasty snails hitched a ride on a plant somewhere down the line. Need a good and deadly remedy...LOL. Any one got some suggestions?
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:38 PM   #2
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Assassin Snails will wipe them out
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:54 PM   #3
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Trouble with Assassins id I can vouch for them turning into as much of a problem as the MTSif they're fed well
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Trouble with Assassins id I can vouch for them turning into as much of a problem as the MTSif they're fed well
Yeaaa….don't think I want that....
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Assassin snails. Not as prolific as mentioned up there. My tank has plenty of food for them and I only had 15 babies in about 6 months, certainly manageable. But my MTS are gone
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Must be nice I recently took over 90 to an auction & still have 5 tanks to go. And if my gravel cleaning is an indicator there's no over feeding happening
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Must be nice I recently took over 90 to an auction & still have 5 tanks to go. And if my gravel cleaning is an indicator there's no over feeding happening
I can agree with that. I've seen them grow to plague proportions in some people's tanks after wiping out a large MTS population. As far as fish go, Yo-yo loaches and zebra loaches are snail killing machines. They stay small enough for a 55.
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I can agree with that. I've seen them grow to plague proportions in some people's tanks after wiping out a large MTS population. As far as fish go, Yo-yo loaches and zebra loaches are snail killing machines. They stay small enough for a 55.
How many of these would you recommend. Of each species if I have to choose one?
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How many of these would you recommend. Of each species if I have to choose one?
You don't really have to choose one or the other, but honestly zebra loaches can kind of get an attitude when they're older. Yo-yos tend to play a little nicer with tank mates. I would say like 3-5 Yo-Yos. Just one or two would win out the snails, but they like to have buddies.
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