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Old 10-12-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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small snail eating freshwater fish


hey I need a peaceful small snail eating freshwater fish for my 20 glason long tank.

current fish:
5 ghost/glass catfish
4 glofish
3 platys
2 albino Cory cats
1 fancy Molly
1 chinese agle eater
1 small Molly(at least a think it's a Molly). it only an inch and it's named duckie cause it of way it swims. it so funny and one of fav fish in tank.

now I know ottos will eat snail, but not sure if I can mix them with my glass cats. please help
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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I read this as in you need a snail to eat your fish.


it took me a second..
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:55 AM   #3
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no I need a fish to eat the dam snails in my tank
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:56 AM   #4
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ottos will not eat snails.... Ottos are like an inch long... There are really no fish that will eat snails that are a good mix for your tanks.

Assassin snails are your best bet.
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ottos will not eat snails.... Ottos are like an inch long... There are really no fish that will eat snails that are a good mix for your tanks.

Assassin snails are your best bet.
I hear they can be a pest too...
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:08 AM   #6
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I hear they can be a pest too...
They are easy to pick out and sell if you ever get to that problem. It isn't likely though. Of all the people i've heard have assassins i've maybe heard of 1 or 2 having "too many".
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well then how do I get rid of my snails. I have been picking any I find out the tank, every day, for the the past 4 weeks and it's not working, I want them gone
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assassin snails, feed MUCH less, buy a snail trap.
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what a snail trap?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:17 AM   #10
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I have heard that clown lochs eat snails, but I hear they need to kept in schools and can need a big tank
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:19 AM   #11
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I have that clown lochs eat snails, but I hear they need to kept in schools and can need a big tank
They do. And thus why I said none of the fish that eat snails would be appropriate for your tank size/inhabitants.

A snail trap is a... trap for snails.

Google will give you info.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:23 AM   #12
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I am raising assassin snails and have been selling them for a while. Mine do very well but many people can not get theirs to reproduce at all. I have not had any problems selling my extra ones. But if you only get 2 or 3 of them the likelyhood of them mating and reproducing is not that great. And they only lay a single egg each time that takes weeks before you see a baby assassin snail out in the open. But if they breed and they run out of pest snails they are supposed to stop breeding until pest snails are available again. I cannot confirm that as I never have run out of pest snails so far. Most LFSs will also gladly take any extras off your hand if you do not want to mess with selling and shipping them, providing they breed for you in the first place.
Or you could buy "Had a Snail".

The only small fish that comes to my mind that eats snails would be a dwarf puffer but they can get sort of nippy and I would not subject my fish to one of them.
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will yoyo loach be good for my tank. cause I looked them up online and it said they can be kept in a 20 gallon tank, just wondering if this is true
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sorry I take that back, was visiting more sites and they said no
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:12 AM   #15
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Dwar pea puffers will eat snails, though it's not the a completely peaceful fish. We had 2 pea puffers with otos and amano shrimps in a 5 gallon and never saw them being bothered, but it might depend on the temperament of each puffer. They are pretty small at ~1-1.5".
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