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what loaches are good to get for a 30 gallon tank or a 113L?
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PostPosted: 2010.09.28(Tue)9:00    Post subject: what loaches are good to get for a 30 gallon tank or a 113L? Reply with quote

I'm going for the zebra loach becouse it doesn't grow to large. but it will take care of my problems with the snails I have and I think it peaceful enough to CO2-exist with my Angel's and albino cory's plus I have three pleco a male and two female's and they have already breeded in that tank sucesfully so I just need something to hold down the population of snails in my tank . I already stop the over feeding so I'm thinking about two loaches and they have to not bother the breeding habits or eat the eggs of my pleco's I hope ... I'm just hopeing someone give's me any idea..... trust me I already got my bristlenose to breed in the tank I have and my friends told me that I couldn't do it so I must be doing something right.....
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PostPosted: 2010.09.28(Tue)18:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bristlenoses are one of the easiest egglayers to breed.

As for adding loaches - don't!

Your tank is already overstocked.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)0:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Bristlenoses are one of the easiest egglayers to breed.

As for adding loaches - don't!

Your tank is already overstocked.




HOW MANY FISHES CAN U HAVE IN A 30 GALLON AND WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH THE SNAIL HAVE IN THE TANK I TRIED JUST PULLING THEM OUT BUT IT GET ANNOYING AND ISN'T THE ZEBRA LOACH THE SMALLEST OF THE LOACHES WOULD'NT THAT HELP? ITS NOT LIKE I WILL KEEP THE LOACH IN THE TANK ONLY UNTIL MY SNAIL PROBLEM IS RESOLVED AND THEN ILL PUT THEM IN THERE OWN 20 GALLON....
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)1:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torres2268 wrote:
diademhill wrote:
Bristlenoses are one of the easiest egglayers to breed.

As for adding loaches - don't!

Your tank is already overstocked.




HOW MANY FISHES CAN U HAVE IN A 30 GALLON AND WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH THE SNAIL HAVE IN THE TANK I TRIED JUST PULLING THEM OUT BUT IT GET ANNOYING AND ISN'T THE ZEBRA LOACH THE SMALLEST OF THE LOACHES WOULD'NT THAT HELP? ITS NOT LIKE I WILL KEEP THE LOACH IN THE TANK ONLY UNTIL MY SNAIL PROBLEM IS RESOLVED AND THEN ILL PUT THEM IN THERE OWN 20 GALLON....


Hellooo caps lock.

It completely depends what KIND of fish you want to put in the 30 gallon.

Another way to remove the snails is to take a piece of lettuce (or cucumber, zucchini, etc) and anchor it into a jar or onto a plate. When it gets covered with the little snails, pull it out and dispose of them. It won't completely get rid of the snails, but it is effective in controlling the population.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)2:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks....
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)4:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry About the Caps...... Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)4:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think that the zebra loach is a good idea. they don't grow that big and they are known to eat snails and they are a very calm fish if you have cave for them to hide... am I wrong???????
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)4:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Bristlenoses are one of the easiest egglayers to breed.

As for adding loaches - don't!

Your tank is already overstocked.





Why not???? they don't grow that big and its a zebra loach what maybe about 3 inch... they kill snails and eat whatever I feed my other fishe's how could I be overstocked? Smile Laughing
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)5:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Torres2268 wrote:
diademhill wrote:
Bristlenoses are one of the easiest egglayers to breed.

As for adding loaches - don't!

Your tank is already overstocked.





Why not???? they don't grow that big and its a zebra loach what maybe about 3 inch... they kill snails and eat whatever I feed my other fishe's how could I be overstocked? Smile Laughing


Actually Sorry!!!!!!.... after doing review your right I am overstock.....!!!! by Angels rules but hey I can always take them out when they are done with the snails and they should get along with the Cory's and the ple*o's..... Shocked
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PostPosted: 2010.09.29(Wed)5:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a 30g plus tank for just a pair of bristlenoses but you can keep other fish with them - not a group of angels in a 30g tank though.
Zerbra loaches grow to about 3, need to be in groups and will eat bristlenose eggs & fry.
If you already have a 20g you should eb using it fro the baby bristlenoses rather than a 10g.

Snails are easy to remove with bottle traps and if they are trumpet snails loaches won't eat them.
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