Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
Smaller loaches or assassin snail's, but they would also go after the nerites.
Larger loaches in my view, might make keeping stem plant's rooted more difficult .
Had some Clown loaches along with YoYo loaches and they were all the time uprooting my val's while rooting around in search of snail's and food.
Asassin snail's went after the pond snail's first, and then the larger Malaysian trumpet snail's.
Didn't seem to bother the smaller Malaysian snails who steadily kept the tank populated.
Not sure what happened to the assassin snail's but after some month's, I saw only a few dead assassin's.