what clean up crew can I have?

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by 1uke, 6 Oct 2009.

  1. 1uke

    1uke Member

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    I have a fare amount of algae and a few plants rotting a little. I was thinking adding some snails or something to help keep things clean but think my fish might eat them.
    Fish List:
    Clown Loaches
    RTBS
    Angels
    Neon Tetra
     
  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    1uke

    Loaches will eat small snails, oto's will eat brown algae and Platties will munch on algae as well.

    Regards
    paul
     
  3. 1uke

    1uke Member

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    Been reading and it seems some people have apple snails living with young clown loaches fine so going to give that a try! Whats the worst that can happen :twisted:
     
  4. rawr

    rawr Member

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    Be careful what Apple snails you go for, I think some aren't too plant friendly. Nerite snails are great algae eaters if you want snails, and I think they'll be fine with your current stock.
     
  5. 1uke

    1uke Member

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    Just received some apple snails and hope there the good sort and dont eat my plants!! Now you have me worried.
     
  6. Egmel

    Egmel Member

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    They're the good ones, my green tank will attest to that...
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    However I'm not sure how long they'll survive with the loaches, but maybe they'll breed and and provide a live food source for your loaches.
     
  7. 1uke

    1uke Member

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    Wow Love your tank everything looks so healthy!! My loaches are only babies and the snails you supplied are massive just what I wanted and almost the same size as the loaches lol. So far the loaches havent even really noticed the snails and think there to dumb to know there a food source (fingers crossed). The snails went straight to work and I love them such nice colours etc. Thankyou!!
     

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