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Question about loaches

Will a clown loach eat my shrimp? Somehow my tank is invested with pond snails... but i love my cherry red shrimp and dont want them to be eaten... THanks
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From everything I've read, the clown loaches aren't safe with most shrimp. However, you can look for kubotai's, striata's, dwarf's and the other smaller loaches to help with the problem. Not sure if they are that available this time of the year, but I'd avoid the clown's.
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I don't think its the best idea but depending on the personality of the loach and amount of space it may work...

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I have clown loaches, coolie loaches, barnes loaches, they will eat shrimp. I never have issues with snails either. I have a tank full of snails I raised so I can feed my loaches with them.

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I have clown loaches, coolie loaches, barnes loaches, they will eat shrimp. I never have issues with snails either. I have a tank full of snails I raised so I can feed my loaches with them.
I don't think coolies would eat shrimps and neither can they eat snails at such small size along with a small mouth.
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