Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    AC Partner MomRules's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Quarantining inverts

    OSD, I would like to know how long you recommend quaranting invertebrates for. I have been negligent about this as have many others. But no more!!! I have tuxedo urchin to pick up at the LFS. Now that I know that marine velvet cysts may be lurking among those spines I want to be sure not to introduce anything to my reef.

    Gail in Nova Scotia

  2. #2
    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Consider this - if the invert is quarantined with no fish then the parasite would die off without a host. 6-8 weeks to be safe. If there is a fish in quarantine with the invert then you would likely know about it sooner because the fish would show symptoms. If you noticed the fish get sick you'd have to remove the urchin and keep it in a separate tank for 6-8 weeks to be sure the parasite has died off and treat the fish with copper. If the fish doesn't show symptoms within a couple weeks I'd say it's "reasonably" safe to say it doesn't have oodinium. Ick would take longer, more like 4 weeks.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Gail the recommended QT period is 2 - 3 weeks for anything you intend to put in your display setup ... this applied even to rocks.

Similar Threads

  1. Inverts
    By vette68 in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-04-2004, 02:55 AM
  2. Inverts list for a 46
    By aquamann in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-19-2004, 03:26 PM
  3. Alk and Inverts
    By tiffany in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-28-2004, 03:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts