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Old 07-21-2004, 08:42 AM   #1
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QT Inverts

Quick question -

Do I have to QT inverts (dwarf hermit crabs/shrimp)?
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Old 07-21-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Quick question -

Do I have to QT inverts (dwarf hermit crabs/shrimp)?
I've been told no, because they don't typically carry pathogens.
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Good

I'm getting 5 dwarf hermits today and a fire shrimp - when I'm drip acclimating them, is it ok to put them all in the same bowl?
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That's right Ich which is one of the deaseases that many fear will contaminate their tank once a new introduction happens is an invert, so it won't stick to inverts.
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Can I transport my 5 hermits and 1 fire shrimp in the same bag, and them transfer them all to the same bowl for acclimating?
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:50 AM   #6
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so it won't stick to inverts.
But it can adhere to their shells

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But it can adhere to their shells
agreed or be in the shipping water...so what do you recommend? i am about to get some snails also...
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:10 PM   #8
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I always find this one kinda hard to be 100% as far as recommendations are concerned. The risk is very very low but still a possibility. Personally I don't QT any inverts but I am very cautious never to buy any inverts from tanks that contain fish or are connected to fish sytems. If you're not going to QT, that's the next best thing. Only problem is unless you are buying in person, there's no way to know.

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Thanks Steve - at my LFS, there's a tank which just contains inverts (shrimp/snails/crabs) so I bought them all from that tank.
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It's also worth noting the LFS may sometimes use the invert tanks to QT their fish
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