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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Something is eating my Plants??

have noticed something is eating my plants. I think it is probably the zebra loach or tiger loach. Well actually I don't know what type it is. Looked it up but nothing matches exact. I Will Try to add a pic.
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Thanks for the suggestions.....

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 08:20 PM
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Not Zebra, Tiger or Polka D

It's actually a yoyo loach aka Botia almorhae. You can actually spell yoyoyo on the one you photographed & are better in groups of 5+. I have male/female pair in my tank.

Chain stores usually carry them. $5-8 each. Avoid the really small yoyo loaches & don't buy a skunk loach even if they're $2 or less.

Once yours gets comfortable, don't be surprised if you find a bunch of empty ramhorn snail shells. Pond snails stand no chance. Trumpet snails should survive a "loaching" if they're small.

Also, if you have amphipods in the substrate, or plants with bugs/worms nesting on the inside, loaches will uproot & rip apart the plants to get at them.
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