Is botia / loach safe for anubias, bucephalandra, microsorum & bolbitis? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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Is botia / loach safe for anubias, bucephalandra, microsorum & bolbitis?

Hey,

I just started a shrimp (CRS) planted tank and found 2 aliens in the tank: Gammarus aka scuds, which is potentially harmful to shrimps and plants.



So I want to get rid of them by adding their natural predator (fish), namely botia yoyo or botia zebra, after moving all of my CRS to another cycled tank.

The question is:
Is botia safe for the plants in the shrimp tank? There are bucephalandra, microsorum, anubias, bolbitis & moss in the tank.


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Yes. they're plant safe.


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Hi there,

did you manage to get rid of your scuds? If so, can you please let us know how long you had to leave the CRS out, and the Botia etc in? Did it get rid of them completely or did they come back?

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It shouldn't take long. A typical breeding cycle is 3-4 weeks. I would leave the botia in there that long to eat adults, and larvae.


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