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i am looking for some snail eaters that will be compatible with some german blue rams, gold rams, mollies, neon tetra and glowlite tetra...thanks for the help!

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How big is your tank?

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55 gallons..i also have a 10 gal. with mollies and an outrageous amount of snails that also needs a snail eater. so a suggestion for both would be great

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all i can think of now is Loaches and Puffers but i'm not sure how well thay would get along with your other fish.

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I went with 3 yoyo loaches for my 55 and now have empty shells. Now that I don't have any snails for them I feed them sinking food and flakes. They are a great fish to add to just about any tank, they will clean the bottom real well and don't mess with the other fish, not even the guppy fry or amano shrimp. Best of all they don't grow that big, about 3 inches or so tops. Oh, and they don't mess with the plants either.


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I like clown loaches they look cool
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Have 5 YOYO's in one of my 55's. No more snails. Just have to keep cleaning up the empty shells lol. Mine are in with Guppies, pair of Blue Rams, Cardinals, 5 Panda Corys and 4 ottos. No issues. Had someone tell me I shouldn't put them with the Pandas but they get along great. I think you will be fine. Not good for your 10 gal though. Loaches are schooling fish and need to be in a group of 4 or 5 minimum.

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Clown loaches do look cool. But unfortunately they're too much fish for that tank.

Another vote for yo-yo's. As well, they're fairly reasonably priced, and not too terribly hard to find. They might be a bit much for the 10, at least on a permanent basis. What I have done is to get small loaches, put them in a snail-infested 10 gallon until it was cleaned out, then moved them to the larger tank. Fat and happy loaches!

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great idea rosehawke...i think i might do that and i will probably only have 3 yoyos...thanks for the ideas everyone!!!

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3 are working good for me but I wouldn't go with less for company sake. Go for it you won't regret it. They are really fun to watch. Good luck.


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Three yoyos, of course! They're great.
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A good recommendation would be Dwarf Chain Loaches (http://fishtale.wordpress.com/2008/0...chain-loaches/).

They are small-sized and continue to be small.


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What kind of snails. I think I remembered reading a post here somewhere that Nerite snails eat regular ramshorn (not mini-ramshorns) snails.
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I don't know about nerite but spixi snails do eat other snails

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I don't know about nerite but spixi snails do eat other snails
Ahh, that was it. Spixi snails, not nerite. Thanks for the correction.
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