Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (6)

HELP-Yoyos vs. Dwarf Loaches?

Posted By: Michelle Pinegar <mpinegar@planetkc.com>
Date: Thursday, 21 October 2004, at 11:22 a.m.

I have a friend who has a snail problem. I know from experience that Clowns are excellent snail eaters & my brother had Yoyos that did the same. My friend's tank is too small for clowns, so we considered Yoyos & Dwarfs. I have a few questions and hoped someone with experience with these 2 species could help:

1. Do Dwarf loaches eat snails?

2. I have read very conflicting adult sizes for Yoyos & Dwarfs. Is there anyone out there who owns them that can give me the correct size?

3. Can both species co-exist in the same tank?

4. Is 3 of either species a large enough school to make them happy?

Thanks for any help you can give me!!!