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Old 04-14-2004, 01:40 AM   #1
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Do you QT hermits?

I was at the LFS and picked up three good sized Blue legged hermit crabs. After I got home I was wondering, should I have QT'd them and not just did an acclim and put in the main tank?
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Hermits aren't susceptible to ich so I think you will be fine.
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I don't have any substance to add just wanted to say that this is a great question. Does the same go for other inverts (shrip, snails, crabs)
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To be very honest, all new purchases should be quarantined. While te parasites and diseases our fish get aren't a problem for the hermits, there is the off change it could bring them into the display. I personally do not do it, I don't have the facilities to qt all new purchases, and I just stck to qting the fish.
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I also think it theoriticially should be done.....but only Qt fish as well.
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