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Old 03-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Ick and inverts

I had a fish die in my tank due to ick. So I am leaving the tank empty of fish for 6-8 weeks. From my understanding inverts can get ick. So would it be ok to buy a fireshrimp or a peppermint shrimp and not have to worry about giving a host to the ick parasite?

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I had a fish die in my tank due to ick. So I am leaving the tank empty of fish for 6-8 weeks. From my understanding inverts can get ick. So would it be ok to buy a fireshrimp or a peppermint shrimp and not have to worry about giving a host to the ick parasite?

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I think you meant "can't" ,,and your correct,,well ,,for the most part..
Inverts can still bring it into your system ..The ich can just hitch a ride on them...,,but they cannot host it..So ,yes you can add shrimp ,but i would start my fallow process after the last invert is added
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Oh ok it's been fallow for 2 weeks now I should just hold out. My cycling just finished!!!!! I'm stoked so I think I'm just going to focus on keeping my parameters perfect to promote coralline growth.
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Oh ok it's been fallow for 2 weeks now I should just hold out. My cycling just finished!!!!! I'm stoked so I think I'm just going to focus on keeping my parameters perfect to promote coralline growth.
,thats what i would do...
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