Re: NANFA-L-- Was leaches now snail eaters

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Wed, 5 Jan 2005 16:21:31 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Bob Bock wrote:

> Moon's original e-mail concerned whether some local leeches would eat
> snails in his tanks. Anyone know of a fish that will eat those annoying
> little Malaysian burrowing snails?

Botia loaches will keep them in check, but if you have gravel they will
never be completely eradicated. We had a tank full of Botia sidthimunki.
Shortly after removing the 15-20 of them in a 55 gal tank small snails
quickly reappeared. Actually, found a nice site while checking that
spelling, that is well worth a browse. Loaches
always were one my favourite fishes, but you have to be patient and
observant to pick up different species in pet stores.

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