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Old 02-10-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Newbie with a QT question

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I'm going to be adding a cleaning crew to my tank sometime soon and was wondering if snails and such needed to be qurantined. I figured they probably would but thought I would ask. Thanks in advance.
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I don't quarantine them. I just do a drip acclimation to my main tank. (And shake off all the excess water I can off them before putting them in the main tank!)
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I would not have them in the QT either. If you ever have to treat in that tank they will die.
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Well, this one is up to you. many people quarantine just fish, some people go the extra step and quarantine "EVERYTHING" corals and inverts included
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Yes that is true. I know several that do everything. I`m just not one that does. I QT fish only.
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I probably won't then. Can snails shrimp or crabs have infections that a fish can get.
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They can be carriers, but not necessarily passing disease along directly unless eaten or other physical contact.
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