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Old 08-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Snails

How do get rid of the I want to get rid of the shells and is there any peaceful pufferfish I can use I want to use other living things and not chemicals
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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No puffer fish with guppies, I'm afraid. They tear them to shreads. Look at assians snails
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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We're do you get assassin snails
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
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Hmm, I say aquabid is your best bet, mabye ebay
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clown loaches will be the best choice. their main diet is mainly snails too !!! And they have amazing colors to them.
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Will the assassin snails take care of the shells ???
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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clown loaches will be the best choice. their main diet is mainly snails too !!! And they have amazing colors to them.
No they would not, they get huge an need tanks over a 100 g, research please
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Will the assassin snails take care of the shells ???
Nope sadly, just pic the empty shells out an despose if them
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So no community fish that will take out snails and there shells thx for the help
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So no community fish that will take out snails and there shells thx for the help
Nope, well loaches might but there is no grantee, assians are the best way to rid of them quickly
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clown loaches grow pretty slowly and some just grow depending on the size of the tank they don't need a 100 gallon research please !!!!
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clown loaches grow pretty slowly and some just grow depending on the size of the tank they don't need a 100 gallon research please !!!!
No fish grow to the size of a tank, they grow until stunted. There outer body and Skelton stops growing but there interal organs keep growing until there no more room to grow and then they interaly implode. Yes to small tanks make them grow slower, cause they hormones they release into the water shows how much water volume they have to grow to so there trying to slow down.
Mabye yo-yo loaches might work
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just get one of those that should take care of it. or maybe labyrinth fish like gouramis, or botia striata which only get around 4 inches.
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Will yoyo loaches eat snail on side of tand to and I want a cool sand substrate wat do you recommend
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Will yoyo loaches eat snail on side of tand to and I want a cool sand substrate wat do you recommend
They should devour them along the bottom and sides, I have use play sand in my tank from Home Depot, an it awesome an pretty cheap. I bought mine for 3.50 for 50 pounds
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Pay sand ?? Would that harm fish and I have seen mettalic sand looks cool hers a pic
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Nope ,many people use play sand, pool filter sand, and black blasting sand from tractor supply. Never had any problems with it
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