Ghost shrimps and Ich - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-26-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Ghost shrimps and Ich

Do Ghost shrimp get Ich form the fish when they are in the same aquarium?
karjean is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-26-2010, 09:41 AM
redchigh's Avatar
I don't think they can catch it, no.

Still, I wouldn't buy a shrimp out of a store tank that had an ich outbreak- they might be able to transfer the parasite to a new enviroment.
(The parasite can live for a day or two without a host, thats why some people with extra aquariums treat ich by moving their fish to a new tank every couple days- The parasite has a free-swimming stage, and the attachment stage where it burrows into the fish.
The shrimp might be able to carry a couple free swimming parasites in its carapace folds to transfer them but no, they can't become infected.

Sorry for the long winded post, and I could be totally wrong. :p

Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius

Soil Substrates Guide:
Part 1
--------- Part 2

redchigh is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-26-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
New Member
No do not worry, it is good, our first stat was in January, we had 2 platy's and everything went good. Then the mistake, we added a molly, two guppys and a Ghost shrimp. The shrimp died first, it must have been the ammonia (no test kit then), then all the fish died within three days. We did notice the white spots on the fish but could not recuperate any. My daughter was more traumatized by losing the shrimp then all the fish together.
I just found out also the shrimp food has copper sulfate in it. We did restarted on the good track, thanks to TFK with all the good info.

Now it is me long winded.

karjean is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
shrimps chiu0123 Freshwater Journals 19 12-23-2006 06:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome