View Full Version : Coral/Invert QT and Ich Question

07/28/2017, 08:34 PM
Since Ich can live on substrate and if you have an ICH outbreak your tank must be fallow for 74 days, shouldnt you also QT all additions to your tank for 74 days to prevent corals from bringing in ICH? If so does the same apply to inverts especially those with a shell like a snail?

I just had the mother of all ICH outbreaks despite dips/ QT of my fish and do not want this to happen again.


07/28/2017, 10:53 PM
yep. all corals, anything wet, needs 72-90 days fallow.

you can add things like shrimp once they molt. remove the molt, allow 48 hours for the ich to die incase they hatched off the molt. - that would be in a tank with nothing else in it...

07/29/2017, 07:56 AM
I absolutely believe you are correct. I think the sticky about QT should be changed to reflect this here. It says 2 weeks to look for pests/hitchhikers but doesnt say anything about ICH.

Thanks for your help

08/17/2017, 02:16 AM
I agree this should be included for hobbyists to decide if they want to QT against ich. I believe my DT got ich from a coral frag (or the plug) I introduced...