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n1zjd 03-02-2010 05:44 PM

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

kamrail 03-04-2010 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by n1zjd (Post 336379)
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)

n1zjd 03-04-2010 10:52 AM

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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