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Yasuhikotakia Sidthimunki

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  • #300751

    Reva
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    will Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki, dwarf chain loach, eat malaysian burrowing snails as well as the other botias? Will they harrass tiny tetras and rasboras? I have heard that they can be quite naughty, but am wondering if they have been falsely accused?

    #318097

    Bully
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    It’s pretty much a “your mileage may vary” situation, somewhat dependant upon your tank setup, decor etc. I’ve never had MTS in my tanks but, I do not believe Y. sidthimimunki would have a lot of success with them. My owns sids will eat small snails of other species but, there are plenty of keepers who say theirs don’t eat snails at all (at least not to a noticeable level).

    As to naughty? Well, they can be boisterous, if you have the space then a larger group will take care of their boisterousness a little, I have 14 and they keep to themselves. There are countless places to take cover in my tank though, and I think that also helps.

    If you’re struggling for space, and only looking for a solution to a snail problem then I would recommend the Assassin snail Clea helena instead. Over several months Assassins will slowly but surely take care of any snail problem.

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    Bluedave
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    I agree with Bully – saved me some typing there!!!

    #318104

    Reva
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    thanks guys. I have never seen any assassin snails in my LFS’s. But the question begs to be answered, “after the assassin snails eat the other snails, what’s to keep you from having too many of them?”

    #318105

    Bully
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    Assassins do not reproduce anywhere near as quickly as “pest” snails do. Not only that, but they have a resale value too. In my experience, they are a whole lot easier to keep under control than other snails

    #318107

    Reva
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    Ok, if I can find them I will give them a try. Right now I have added two baby clown loaches, which will have to move to my big tank when they get things under control. Will the assassins eat every single other snail , or leave some of them to tunnel around the plant roots?

    #318109

    Bully
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    Over time they will eradicate all snails in your tank. Assassins do spend much of their time buried in the sand so they will serve a similar function to the MTS, just not to the same degree.

    Sometimes, it’s very hard to get the balance you desire in such a closed environment

    #318112

    Reva
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    I have been reading about the assassins, and they have pretty shells, but those noses are kinda creepy. Maybe One? LOL

    #318117

    Bully
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    They are very pretty snails

    #318128

    Reva
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    I was jokingly saying that the creepiness makes me only want ONE

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