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Found out the hard way that if you allow an overpopulation of Scuds
to happen in your tank you start noticing your plants are being eaten.
I think No-Planaria med would kill them, it sure kills snails.
But these are food for my Elassoma's. And so are my snails which I don't
want wiped out.
So a single predator fish in there on a temporary basis just to cut down
on the number of Scuds is what I'm thinking.
Preferably this would be a common LFS type of fish. And very small as
the Elassoma's are .75"-1.25" long.
Any suggestions ?
 

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A female betta might work, but if you get an aggressive one, she'd probably terrorize the Elas. Dwarf gourami would also pose the same issues.
Do you have a tank you'll put the predator in when it's cut down on the scuds? If so, you might be able to get a baby of some sort (leopard ctenopoma?) and move it to a permanent home that's a bit bigger when the scuds are gone.
 
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