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    Anyone keeping Chain Loach?

    Do they eat snails?

    Mine are growing up nice and fat and so is my snail population

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    for snails, get a horseface loach.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    I read somewhere that for loaches you got to keep them in at least 3s before they are any good at eating snails

    Any truth is that? Cause I only got 2 of them

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    if you get horseface, one is enough hor.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    yo yo loach is good too. 2 in my tank = snail free tank

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    My tank is only 2 ft lor. The horseface and yo yo will be quite cham liao if in my tank. Think a bit too small for them right?

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    then you practice 一阳指 haha.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    mine is in 2.5ft tank. get those when they are small size. i get them when they are 1" plus at C328.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    then you practice 一阳指 haha.
    haha i practise yi yang zhi till my finger shorter by 5 cm already!!!

    buay tahan already

    Somone should start a snail killer fish rental service...make like mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheng
    mine is in 2.5ft tank. get those when they are small size. i get them when they are 1" plus at C328.
    Do the yoyo grow very big?

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    i dont know,may be u can do a check online

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    Quote Originally Posted by anaconda
    Do the yoyo grow very big?
    i got them a few years back when they are slightly over 1". Now they are almost 4"

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    ive seen yoyo's up to 7inch SL, the chain loach i once saw at chester zoo must have been over 3 inches SL.
    out of the two fish i prefer to keep yoyo's less aggressive towards the other tank-mates.
    mick

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    Gotta admit chain loach are bloody cute fishes the way they zap all around the tank

    But my increasing shrimp bodycounts and no decrease in snail count is worrying

    Guess my hunt for snail killer continues

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    i was told they are also fin nippers ... anyone can confirm?

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    they are joe, they also go for the gills when other fish are eating suppose to get some bits that fly through the gills, but it looks like they are attacking the fish.
    mick

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    alrite no chain loaches for me tank
    ... always look at the bright side of life

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    joe, have you tried botia dario they are most inoffensive for mixed tanks?.
    mick

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    I have a few Botia dario. personally, i feel that they are generally docile though sometimes inquisitive enough to nip at others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickthefish
    joe, have you tried botia dario they are most inoffensive for mixed tanks?.
    mick
    lemme go ransack the local fish shops again heheheee
    ... always look at the bright side of life

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