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Old 17-06-2003, 03:56 PM
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whats the best loach to put in an african cichlid tank to control the
snails?
a puffer is out since I have invertebrates once again
preferably a loach that is colorful and won't get too big.



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Old 17-06-2003, 04:20 PM
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whats the best loach to put in an african cichlid tank to control the
snails?
a puffer is out since I have invertebrates once again
preferably a loach that is colorful and won't get too big.


Hmmm . . check out http://loaches.com


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Old 17-06-2003, 05:44 PM
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In rec.aquaria.freshwater.cichlids VoskV wrote:
"Christopher" wrote in message
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whats the best loach to put in an african cichlid tank to control the
snails?
a puffer is out since I have invertebrates once again
preferably a loach that is colorful and won't get too big.


Hmmm . . check out http://loaches.com


And maybe GOOGLE.COM, too.

This topic comes up here every other week it seems...

Yo-yo loaches work well as do clowns. However they both tend to prefer
softer water than that found in african tanks. I'm sure there are some
african molluscovores (sp?)--maybe ameteur or another africanophile can
fill you in.

JLD

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Old 17-06-2003, 07:43 PM
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"Christopher" wrote in message
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whats the best loach to put in an african cichlid tank to control the
snails?
a puffer is out since I have invertebrates once again
preferably a loach that is colorful and won't get too big.



I had 3 clown loaches that I got for that purpose. They didn't catch on
right away, but a month or so after I got them, I went on vacation and after
being gone for a week, all the snails were gone. Unfortunately, I think the
loaches have fallen prey to cichlid aggression (2 dead in the last couple
weeks). The last one seems to be ok, no one picking on him or anything, but
you never know with cichlids...one day everything's fine and then the loach
goes somewhere he shouldn't and becomes some cichlid's #1 target. Welcome to
Thunder Dome!


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Old 18-06-2003, 11:08 PM
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whats the best loach to put in an african cichlid tank to control the
snails?
a puffer is out since I have invertebrates once again
preferably a loach that is colorful and won't get too big.

You doesn´t say if it is a malawi or tanganyika tank you have. If it is a
tanganyika you should look at neolamprologus tretocephalus instead of a
loach. This ciclid are from tanganyika, and is a super snail eater. I must
repeatadly add snails to the tank, in order to feed the fish.

Regards
René

www.int.ikola.dk







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