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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bostoneric View Post
I have a little loach experience

8 Clowns all from 6-8" long, the YoYos are all about 4-5, one on the right is the biggest.
it takes a few years for them to get big, fat, and lazy.

NICE!! Look at them beggin. Dogs of the fish world. That's why it's always better to have more than one.

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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It's in my 11 gallon... :/ we see how the pea puffers work and I'll go for loaches if that's the case

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 11:13 AM
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assassin snails worked great for me 2 in a 30g took out about 100-200 trumpet snails in like 3 weeks
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 02:58 PM
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yeah for an 11 gallon I would say only put in AS. Depending on just how bad your infestation is will depend on how many AS you want. 6 might be a good starting point if your infestation is bad, you'll see an immediate impact.
What else is in the tank? Can you cut down on feedings?
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 02:35 AM
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Lower your feeding. If you watch your feeding the snail population will slowly decline and you can feed the rest to your puffers. I almost ran out of snails to feed my puffers because I stop feeding my shrimp tanks. If you want one assassin snail does a good job without taking over the tank itself.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 03:09 AM
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Yeah pea puffers kill a ton of my snails and shrimp lol. I gave him away for free lol
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