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Old 09-29-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Ich = fish only?

Hey guys. Just wondering if ich and other saltwater fish diseases can be spread by hermits, snails, or emerald crabs or are they only introduced on fish? I want to pick up a few more snails and an emerald crab for my 55 gal that has cycled. Currently have two clowns,4 hermits, 5 snails. I am going to be getting a few cardinals for my QT and just want to know if I have to quarantine my inverts. Thanks.

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Not really sure about diseases but the parasite is fish only from my understanding.

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In the very small chance that the little bit of LFS water you get into your tank (assuming you acclimate the inverts in a bucket) I would say it is slim to none that ich would get into the tank. I would say the same about some diseases.
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Ick needs fish to complete it's life cycle. there is no discussion. no fish equals no ick. the life cycle is 4-6 weeks. no fish in the tank for 6 weeks = no ick
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