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dandk2261999 06-28-2012 07:01 PM

Shrimp
 
Do you QT shrimp, like banded shrimp or peppermint shrimp.

And

Thank you Reefing Madness for all your help.

Kellsindell 06-28-2012 08:17 PM

yes, you should qt them. I can't say for the length of time, but it gives you a chance to watch it for illnesses or negative behaviors. I would say 2 - 3 weeks would be enough.
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Reefing Madness 06-28-2012 09:14 PM

I've never QT'd Inverts.

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dandk2261999 06-28-2012 11:20 PM

not to question you but I am curious why. are inverts not in danger of contracting something.

Reefing Madness 06-29-2012 09:36 AM

They don't carry what the fish do. Most worry about their fish contracting the killer bugs. I've never seen nor heard of an Invert outbreak. People will dip their corals before adding them to the tank, to rid the corals of unseen bugs and issues.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/PIC/article.cfm?aid=205

Kellsindell 06-29-2012 10:31 AM

is do it mainly for behavior. you van get crabs that'll eat corals and peppermint shrimp that will eat bta's. I like to watch and make sure they don't. I've had some that did eat a brown bta and could have caught the aggression sooner. especially when it started attacking sleeping fish.
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Reefing Madness 06-29-2012 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Kellsindell (Post 1134260)
is do it mainly for behavior. you van get crabs that'll eat corals and peppermint shrimp that will eat bta's. I like to watch and make sure they don't. I've had some that did eat a brown bta and could have caught the aggression sooner. especially when it started attacking sleeping fish.
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You'll forgive my question if you thinks its out of line, but, how do you see this behavior out of a crab or shrimp if its in QT with nothing in it?

Kellsindell 06-29-2012 11:29 AM

my qt has damsel in it and it is a similar situation as my reef. I don't take chances because I've seen a lot of issues with and have personally dealt with them. I'm only speaking from experience and how I do things now that I have been through them.
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