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clown loach leave-eaters?

Posted By: Tham Chup Wai <tchupwai@starnet.gov.sg>
Date: Friday, 19 May 2000, at 9:04 p.m.

hi, can anyone tell me whether clown loaches have a habit of nibbling plant leaves?

I have a planted tank comprising the following fish species: clown loaches dwarf loaches siamese algae eater (well, looks like one, but it's not. don't know what's its name) otocinclus harlequins rummy-nosed tetras kuhli loaches corydoras catfishes Yamato prawns

I noticed that huge chunks of amazon swordplant leaves have gone missing (I can see the nibbling patterns on the leaves). In terms of size, the clown loaches and fake siamese algae eater are at least 4 times the size of the other inhabitants. I suspect one of them is the culprit. I want to be sure before I remove them from the tank.

can anyone advise? thanks cw