Live foods and ich???

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by shazane, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. shazane

    shazane Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Maybe a dumb question?
    Can feeding live foods such as live brine or pods introduce ich into our systems?
    Is there a proper procedure to avoid this?
    Thanks
     
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  3. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Ich is not a parasite for crustaceans so you're safe
     
  4. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    I've been growing adult brine for over 12 years now and have not experience this problem.
    First of all though, I gut load all brine shrimp before feeding them to a tank, and, I rinse the gut loaded brine in tap water for a minute before feeding them to the tank.
    I think that would definitely minimize the possibility of introducing any ich if it were to be present.
     
  5. lotzofish

    lotzofish Fire Worm

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    As it has been stated, inverts aren't susceptible to crypt. However, they can host it if they come from a system that is infected with it. As long as you know the system that they come from is safe, then I would believe that you are good to go.