Thread: Do shrimps get ich??
07-11-2008, 05:53 AM #1
Do shrimps get ich??
I'm just wondering because i'm planning to move my guppies into my cherry shrimp tank so the frys wont get eaten by danios and other fishes and my guppies have ich so i'm not really sure if i should move it in the shrimp tank
07-11-2008, 07:42 AM #2
You need to treat those guppies first. They can't be treated once in with the shrimp.
If you net fish with ICK, dip that net in a mild bleach solution before using it on others.
07-11-2008, 07:47 AM #3
is it just ok to just leave the fish in my main tank cuz one of my guppies are already giving birth...
07-11-2008, 08:53 AM #4
Gez you have no choice for now. If you had a small breeder box to sit inside your tank, you could put the fry in that but if not, they might get eaten. But, fear not. You will have hundreds more.
07-11-2008, 10:11 AM #5
Prawns can get ich, so shrimps should too.
There is also a special crustacean ich too.Currently: Spotted Blue-eyes, two species of Australian shrimp, Ornate Rainbowfish, Guppies, Corydoras, goldfish.
07-11-2008, 12:15 PM #6
I didn't know you would treat a tank with shrimp in it so thanks for the heads up. I suppose finding the proper stuff would take some doing.
07-11-2008, 01:32 PM #7Originally Posted by Nick_Pavlovski
Maybe you're describing a similar affliction which isn't ich (so "a special crustacean ich" might actually be a completely unrelated thing).
Based on how the ich organism works, non-fish are immune to ich (as they require fish to live). However any non-fish (amphibian, plant, crustacean, mollusk, etc) kept in a tank containing fish with ich can perhaps TRANFER ich if relocated to an ich free tank.African cichlid and saltwater aquariums
07-11-2008, 01:40 PM #8
as far as i know, shrimp cant get ick
07-11-2008, 02:22 PM #9
if fish in a tank with ick has shrimps you just can't use copper based meds. Add salts, increase heat and that usually will help take care of things.Love your fish
07-11-2008, 10:41 PM #10
Alright.. I decided to just leave the guppies in the main tank..