Originally Posted by Fishfreak1
Guys quick question on shrimps. What shrimp gets rid and eats pests? Also if I don't quarantine a fish with a pest will the shrimp take care of it?
Or is it a hogfish that eats pests and the shrimp just cleans the fish.
Closest to an eel that ill get Is an engineer goby
QT your fish before adding them so you have no pests. If you have saltwater fish then you know that once your tank gets Ich the only way to remove it is to take all the fish out, treat them, and let the tank run fishless until the ich lifecycle runs its course.
In addition, if you put a fish in with any disease or parasite, you've exposed all your fish as most parasites have a free swimming stage and fungus is contagious as well. It would suck to spend all this money and time on these fish just lose them all.