Loaches Temporary In 5 Gallon? Question 

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I have a 5 gallon without a filter or a heater, fully planted though. And I will purchase a filter tomorrow. The tank has been set up for over a month and a half. Is it possible to put the loach temporarily in the 5 gallon? (Right now they are in a 75 gallon and they are also small about an inch). I want them to eat the snails and detritus worms. If I can put them in for how long should I? I also do a water change every 2 days.

I also do a water change every 2 days.
 

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Why not drop a snail in the 75 and wait till its eaten instead of stressing the Loach by moving it from a 75 to a 5? Are you planning on a Betta for the 5 gallon? He/She will probably make quick work of any detritus worms once it acclimates.
 
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kallililly1973 said:
Why not drop a snail in the 75 and wait till its eaten instead of stressing the Loach by moving it from a 75 to a 5? Are you planning on a Betta for the 5 gallon? He/She will probably make quick work of any detritus worms once it acclimates.
Not planning on any fishes yet and I’ve heard one snail can reproduce without needing 2, don’t want snails in my 75 gallon. Maybe I should crush it?
 

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I'm 100% against crushing snails. but thats me. I'de just leave em in the 5 for now.
 
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kallililly1973 said:
Why not drop a snail in the 75 and wait till its eaten instead of stressing the Loach by moving it from a 75 to a 5? Are you planning on a Betta for the 5 gallon? He/She will probably make quick work of any detritus worms once it acclimates.
My denison barb ate it. So the loaches couldn’t get to it first.

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I'm 100% against crushing snails. but thats me. I'de just leave em in the 5 for now.
What about the detritus worms? I really want to get rid of them before another outbreak.
 

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I'd forget about detritus worm as they will come and go
 

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Some species of loach dont really go after snails, so it's worth asking... what loaches are they?
 
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aussieJJDude said:
Some species of loach dont really go after snails, so it's worth asking... what loaches are they?
Yellow and black. So yoyo loach i think..

The temps 22 Celsius though
 
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