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Old 04-08-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hi guys!Thanks for all help before.I have one question.Sometimes i buy cup of live brain shrimps at my local LFS.The question is<is there a chance to transfer parasites with the water the live shrimps in>I think probably yes.Right.But even if they keep them in fridge?Parasites should be dead in that cold.Please help me to make sure.Is there something i should do to minimalize the risk?Thank You very much!!!!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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Anything that come from somebody elses tank and your taking a chance. I am not sure that keeping it in the fridge would kill the Parasites. Freezing them would. Then your shrimp would not be live.
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I think you are talking brine shrimps, right? I think the fridge would them them all, due to the quick change in the water temp. I agree with fiji, anything that is no properly QT'ed and acclimated will be a risk to your main tank.
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I never hatched brine or tested any water they are in, but I do believe they are raise in a very low SG. Depending on how low the SG is, it may be too low for ich to live in. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Hmmm, do you acclimate them?
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Cold and even freezing doesn't normally kill bacteria, it makes them go dormant. Eventually they'll wake up again. The shrimp on the other hand...not so much.

They're a bit bigger, but you can buy frozen Mysis shrimp. I don't know what you're feeding, but if they'll take the Mysis, it's handy to have the bubble packs you can just throw in the freezer and pull out as needed.
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Hmmm, do you acclimate them?
Are we all talking about the same thing? Live brine shrimp that is used as fish food?
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Yes, I believe so. I was just wondering about your comment about the lower salinity (at the LFS) and then adding them to your tank....I'm just asking because I have no experience with live brine.
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OK...got ya. I only use live brine to get new fish eating when in qt. They worked wonders for getting my dispar anthias eating. No acclimation because the shrimp are eaten in like 2 seconds after they hit the water.
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LOL! Well that makes sense, thanks for the info!
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