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Old 09-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #11
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Get a freshwater figure eight puffer and it will take care of the problem and any future problems. I even purposely throw in pond snails as a puffer snack
I can't... Its a ten gallon tank, and it is stocked with mostly guppies right now... I also have a five gallon tank in there, but it has more guppies.
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For the 5gal I would put the fish in a container with aquarium water then clean all decor, plants,and gravel. Then clean aquarium and all snail. Also you could dip decor in very hot water to kill all eggs. Also CLEAN FILTER REALLY WELL changing media. Then let plants sit in in treated water. Then put everything back . That worked for me.
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No, clown loaches have absolutely no business in a 10g tank. They need a 4' tank minimum, and that's a little on the small side IMO. Another thing... never ever buy a fish/invert to take care of a problem. Only get them because you WANT them. Especially for something that proper feeding and a little extra work can take care of.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:17 PM   #14
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No, clown loaches have absolutely no business in a 10g tank. They need a 4' tank minimum, and that's a little on the small side IMO. Another thing... never ever buy a fish/invert to take care of a problem. Only get them because you WANT them. Especially for something that proper feeding and a little extra work can take care of.
There was no post about clown loaches... I wa not planning on getting a fish to do a job anyways...
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Yeah, it's funny how things can be edited... should have quoted it... it was there
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Clown loaches also eat snails. If your tank isn't big enough for a clown loach you can always buy one and sell it back.

EDIT: this would not be a permanent solution, I didn't realize it was only a 10 gallon tank. I didn't read the whole thread. No a clown loach has no business being in a 10 gallon. Cleaning the tank really well would help, removing them manually, and reducing feedings are all much much better suggestions.
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Yeah, it's funny how things can be edited... should have quoted it... it was there
Oh. I never saw it... hmm... don't clown loaches get really big too?
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Yeah, they get pretty big. I've got 3 in my 150... they're still small at about 4". They grow slow, but several sites say they'll reach a foot. Most people say 55g minimum, but as active as they are, I'd say 125 minimum for an adult fish.
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Interestingly enough, my filter intake is acting as a snail trap... it almost got clogged with snails last night so I had to clean it out, but now there's one snail on it after one night.
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