Velvet or something else?

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by TravisVT, Jul 19, 2014.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. TravisVT

    TravisVT Fire Worm

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    159
    Location:
    Colchester, Vermont
    Can Brook survive in a reef tank on snails, corals and live rock? I am now completely fishless and will be starting my 8-10 week period of no fish, but wanted to make sure I am not wasting my time if this parasite can survive in a reef tank.
     
  2. Click Here!

  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,260
    Location:
    Bakersfield, Ca
    I did some looking around and didn't find anything specifically on inverts being able to carry brookynella. However, the recommendations are to leave the tank fallow for 8 weeks meaning no fish.
     
  4. Bob F

    Bob F Bristle Worm

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    130
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Just need to go fishless. I kept all snails and cleaner shrimp in fallow tank for 9 weeks. Introduced fish back in several months ago and all is good. I have not lost a new fish or seen any signs since. I will tell you though I will never go again without QTing fish for at least 6 weeks again. I will bet that those who do not QT have never experienced Brooke.
     
    Billme likes this.