View Full Version : How long can I keep a crab dry?

10/23/2011, 01:00 PM
I am having a slight hair algae problem. People have informed me to put in an emerald crab. My concern is I don't have a Q-Tank for corals/inverts setup.

I wanted to by an emerald crab and have it sit out of the water for a while so that it dries off (killing any possible Ich parasites that might be within the water). That way I can place him directly into my tank?

I know this is a little paranoid, however, I currently have an ich free tank (which took me a lot of work) and don't want to risk it?

10/25/2011, 05:59 PM

10/25/2011, 06:12 PM
drying the emerald crab will probably kill the crab before the ich, so i'd pick up a small QT for inverts.