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Zalan
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PostPosted: 2009.03.03(Tue)19:43    Post subject: shrimps Reply with quote

can shrimps carry diseases? should I concern with this when introducing them to an established tank?
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PostPosted: 2009.03.13(Fri)10:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great question that I don't know the answer to. I have never quarantined shrimp, snails or crayfish - just never occurred to me. I'll ask the fish guru at my LFS next time I'm in and let you know what he says.
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PostPosted: 2009.03.22(Sun)19:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zalan,

I was at the Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut today. I asked if shrimp or other inverts could carry a disease that may infect fish in a tank and the marine biologist I was speaking with said the chances were very slim to no. I asked about quarantining inverts before introducing them and she said that it was a good idea as a general rule, but probably unnecessary.
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PostPosted: 2009.03.25(Wed)22:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can indeed but rarely infect fish however, the worst think about crustaceans is the fact that they're used in the cycle for hole in the head disease, infecting the fish spores then drop off and infect shrimps grow enter the water and then into the fish again.
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