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  • #299781

    Reva
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    I removed all of the botia striata from the leopard bush fish tank, because i thought they were worrying the tiger barbs. the barbs continue to headstand, so the striata were not the cause. they are happily living in a bigger tank with the rainbows, so now I have teensie snails all over the other tank. Do botia sidthimunki eat snails as readily as the larger botia? thanks!

    #310183

    Eyrie
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    Never had any snail problems in my sid tanks. Although they may not manage a large snail, they’ll certainly take care of any eggs they find.

    #310185

    Bluedave
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    yep, they munch snails well enough!

    #310187

    Mark Duffill
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    Personally I wouldn’t recommend buying loaches purely for snail control reasons, there are plenty of products on the market that do that job.

    If you thought there was a chance that your fish were getting worried by the striata and you have removed them I wouldn’t replace them with sidthimunki because sidthimunki can and will terrorise tanks mates if they want to and they are so curious of other fish that this curiosity alone does seem to upset tank mates at times.

    #310204

    Reva
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    well, I really enjoy the antics of botia and keep them for more than just snail control. But some botia are worse than others as far as “passive agression”. I do not like using chemicals to control snails or algae. These snails are newly hatched malaysian burrowing snails that survive in the filter pads, so when the botia were gone, they have become a nuisance again. I noticed when the lights had been out for a while and I went back in that room, and there they were, all over the tank.

    The other residents are 2 kribensis, 3 Ctenopoma, a small pleco and six tiger barbs..37gallon US
    that’s why i am interested in a small botia type for this tank. Does anything else eat snails?

    #310226

    Mark Duffill
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    A lot of shops are now selling Anentome helena ‘Assassin Snail’ and as the name implies they actively seek out and kill other snails and don’t seem to breed in the quantities of other snails

    #310387

    owls_79
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    QUOTE (Mad Duff @ Sep 21 2008, 02:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    A lot of shops are now selling Anentome helena ‘Assassin Snail’ and as the name implies they actively seek out and kill other snails and don’t seem to breed in the quantities of other snails

    I’ve got three of these in my tank, funnily enough they co-exist with a group of 6 sids. They’re not great snail eaters as they can only munch one each per night and most snails will reproduce at a faster rate than the helena can eat them. They’re great to watch though, the worlds slowest predator v prey chase although they can be surprisingly quick (well relatively, they’re snails after all /wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” />

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    Reva
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    QUOTE (owls_79 @ Sep 26 2008, 10:15 PM)
    I’ve got three of these in my tank, funnily enough they co-exist with a group of 6 sids. They’re not great snail eaters as they can only munch one each per night and most snails will reproduce at a faster rate than the helena can eat them. They’re great to watch though, the worlds slowest predator v prey chase although they can be surprisingly quick (well relatively, they’re snails after all <img src="style_emoticons//laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” /> ). You’ve gotta feel for the poor snail that’s being chased though, talk about wasted effort <img src="style_emoticons//wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” />


    wow..how creepy…good halloween snails huh?
    Well I ended up with golden burma loaches and they cleaned things up really fast. No need to have Night of the Living Cannibal Snails
    <img src="style_emoticons//ph34r.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:ph34r:” border=”0″ alt=”ph34r.gif” />

    #311183

    mickthefish
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    good choice of botia, they are usually well behaved but can get to a decent size, can you puta pic up of them Reva.
    i think you have B histrionica, if so they can grow to 7 inches or more.

    mick

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    Reva
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    QUOTE (mickthefish @ Oct 20 2008, 11:05 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    good choice of botia, they are usually well behaved but can get to a decent size, can you puta pic up of them Reva.
    i think you have B histrionica, if so they can grow to 7 inches or more.

    mick

    I am no good with a camera vs. glass front reflection of flash, but will try…My rainbows are very nice and would like to show them off….

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