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Author Topic: Introducing snails safely to healthy tank  (Read 2472 times)
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« on: March 03, 2012, 04:29:08 PM »

Is there a special procedure for quarantining snails before adding them to a tank...Or is quarantining even neccessary with snails..I mean how can ya tell if a snail is sick or not? Or do snails just not carry bugs that are harmful to fish?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 08:50:26 PM »

Gunnered,

I've been told that snails don't carry infections that could transfer to fish; but I'm still a relative newbie. Would one of our experienced aquarists chime in?

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 02:10:58 PM »

I know some parasites can, but all the ones I know about is only applicable in ponds/ rivers because they spend time in a bird first.

Worst case scenario they can be a carrier, but assuming you purchase them from a system where there is no outbreak of an unfamiliar disease there should be no problems.
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