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Community snail eater?

Posted By: artgecko <andersonbk2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, 18 May 2004, at 6:58 p.m.

Hi folks,
I'm looking for suggustions for a snail eating loach (or group of loaches)for my 10gl and 46gl tanks (hopefully buying small loaches that can "clean up" the 10gl then be moved into the 46gl). The snails in question are pond snails and MTS. Both tanks are cycled and heavily planted with plenty of driftwood, rocks, and terra cotta pots for hiding. My ph is around 7.4, with a temp of 78f in both tanks.

My main concern is that the 46gl is home to a group of corydoras (8 C. melini and 4 C. aneus)and 1 bristlenose pleco so any loach additions will have to be cory and pleco friendly.

It's hard to come by loaches in my area, and the most commonly seen ones are clowns, yo-y