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    Anyone know the smallest loaches that eat snails?
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  • #2
    The smallest I know of are ambastaia sidthimunki (dwarf chain loach), which get to 2-2.5" at most. They can't do much with the tiny MTS or pond snails I've given them, but they don't seem to have a problem with medium sized ones that they gang up on . I love their odd, unpredictable, behavior. Only thing I found they don't like is high levels of dissolves organics, so I run activated carbon because of the amount of tannins from all the driftwood that they go under at night.

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    • #3
      I like the 2.5 inches...can you post a picture?
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      • #4
        This isn't the best picture of mine, but they aren't easy to get pictures of since they are always on the move.

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        • #5
          Reminds me of a checkerboard pattern. Thanks.
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          • #6
            Cute!!

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            • #7
              I love your DCL Adam!!

              I can say my Botia Kubotai as juveniles of 2" absolutely murdered mts of every size and took a buch of chunks out of some ping pong ball size mystery snails I had in there. After a week or so I had to take the mysteries out, the loaches have continued to immediately eat mts I introduce within a day or two. They are supposed to max out at 4-5" and are super active and inquisitive ime.

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              • #8
                I second the Botia Kubotai except they do get fairly large in the "small loach" category. Mine destroyed my pond and ramshorn colony in 2 days...and that was after being shipped!
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                • #9
                  Almost all loaches eat snails. Just sayin'.
                  -Jonathan

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RogueAgent94 View Post
                    Almost all loaches eat snails. Just sayin'.
                    I don't think Kuhli loaches eat snails
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                    • #11
                      I've heard it both ways. Mine never touched snails but apparently sometimes they go rogue and kill every snail in the tank. Only loaches I've never heard of eating snails are flat loaches such as Hillstreams.
                      -Jonathan

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                      • #12
                        I will say that my hillstreams never touched my nerites and that my khulis dont do much for snails in that tank.,
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