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Old 10-27-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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Do corals carry ich/other diseases...

...that can be passed onto other fish and inverts in the tank?

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It's possible, but not very likely, that during the stage of ich where it falls off the fish as a cyst and before it hatches to release more parasites, it could be laying on a piece of rock the coral is attached to. If you happen to get the intact cyst into your tank, it could then hatch and the new parasites can infect your fish. But ich can't live on/in a coral. It must have a host fish within 6-10 days of hatching or it will die.
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OK cool, thanks for the advice.
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I agree. There is always a very slight chance but most of the time they cannot carry thr parasite. IMO
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If the corals come from grow out tanks that have no fish in them, and are not connected to any tanks that have fish, you are safe.

If there are fish in the tank that the corals were in then there is a very slight risk as has been mentioned.
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Lot of other pests to worry about than ich though when it comes to corals though. Don't assume adding corals to a display will never have issues. QT is the only way to insure all is well.
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