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Old 03-29-2010, 02:58 AM   #1
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Qting inverts.

When I buy inverts, should I qt them. I was wondering because if I remember correctly, I read somewhere that they can introduce disease to your tank. They may not be affected but disease and parasites can hitch a ride on them. Is this true or is there no need to qt inverts?
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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I personally don't QT inverts. The chance of disease is so slim that it doen't serve any real purpose. I just do a long acclimation and in they go.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:28 AM   #3
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Same here. I just chuck them in. After careful acclimation. They don't carry diseases like ich that harm your fish though so there's no need to worry about your fish.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:30 AM   #4
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That's what I was wondering. I know they can't get ich, but I wondered if the parasite might hitch a ride on one of them and infect my fish when it's introduced to the tank.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:39 AM   #5
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Nope. The parasite has to be present on a host (ie Fish) for it to get in.
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I donr QT my inverts either.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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No reason too. The most i have heard coming from a invert is a apastia tagging along on a large hermit shell.
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Dang that's unlucky.
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i know, it is like what are the chances. Happened in friends tank. You should of seen the look on his face trying to figure out were it came from.
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I've had a duster hitchhike on my snail shell that's it.
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