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post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2010, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Snail quarantine

Im not sure if Im posting this in the right spot or not, but do new snails need to be quarantined? If so, what would they need for food as I dont there there is any/much algae or anything else to be eaten in my QT tank. Thanks

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-04-2010, 12:39 AM
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Im not sure if Im posting this in the right spot or not, but do new snails need to be quarantined? If so, what would they need for food as I dont there there is any/much algae or anything else to be eaten in my QT tank. Thanks

i do %80 of the time quarantine my snails, fish and plants

as for Saltwater snails I'd so the same (i don't have a Saltwater tank)
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Thanks. According to one large supplier of snails, www.reefcleaners.org, there are only a few species that are known carriers of parasites that affect fish. There may be more than a few, but for the species normally used in our marine tanks apparently its not an issue (Astrea, Nassarius, Cerith, etc.). While I also believe quarantine is necessary I just thought I would share the information I have learned. Cheers

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2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

Flower Leather
Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
Candy Apple Zoanthids
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