Do Red Tail Botia Loach eat snails?

Will Red Tail Botia Loach eat snails?

Yes the Red Tail Botia loach will eat snails, and also other crustaceans. Take care not to house Red Tail Loach with ornamental snails or shrimp, such as cherry shrimp. They will attack and eat snails of any size, including apple snails (large) and pest snails (small). They are commonly used to control pest snail levels in larger fish tanks.

Redtail loaches are territorial and can be semi-aggressive towards other bottom feeders and low-level swimmers, although this is generally rare and unlikely to persist long term. Housing Red Tail Botia in groups will lower aggression.

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