Should you quarantine peppermint shrimp?

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Just got 2 peppermint shrimp and 2 clownfish from our LFS. We have them in a quarantine tank together. Can we put the peppermint shrimp in our DT or do they need to continue to be quarantined? Do they carry diseases and bacteria that could transfer to our DT? Brand new tank that has nothing but sand and rock for now.
 
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It is possible that inverts carry ich or other parasites to the tank, though it is unlikely, especially for very motile ones like shrimp. So it'd be a gamble, but if you end up needing to treat the clownfish for any reason, you would have to move the peppermint shrimp either way.
 
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It is possible that inverts carry ich or other parasites to the tank, though it is unlikely, especially for very motile ones like shrimp. So it'd be a gamble, but if you end up needing to treat the clownfish for any reason, you would have to move the peppermint shrimp either way.
That's what worries me is transfering something to the DT that we can't see!
 
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So take out media and carbon and dose reef rally?

That's what I do personally. I also do a few pre-steps before I start Rally. Dunk / drop in 4 containers of water before they get into QT. Times vary on how long, but usually no more than a few minutes each step. I scrub the corals and plugs with a toothbrush along the way.

Corals get a ~15% H2O2 dip mixed with RO water for 15-60 seconds depending on what it is. Softies I stop at 15, LPS normally 20-30 and the rest only the plug. This step definitely beats up some things... Then corals get a seachem reef dip (iodine) dip for about 30 minutes.

Then I leave inverts / corals 8-24 hours before starting Rally to make sure things are healthy. LPS/coral get pellets, general tank gets reef roids/etc along with a full dropper full of bright coral amino. QT is less than 4 Gallons.

Seneye watches the ammonia/temp/water level and I top off as needed. Tank gets a 60-80% WC (from DT) every 1-1.5 days until Rally and Seachem is done. Not sure if that defeats the Rally or not since it just says treat for at least 3 days.

The tank glows incandescent green with Rally and it's kind of creepy.

I do not have any rocks in my QT, but I do have a sponge and dose MB7. It's probably not necessary though since I watch ammonia with the seneye and try to do a WC at around 0.50-0.075.
 
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That's what I do personally. I also do a few pre-steps before I start Rally. Dunk / drop in 4 containers of water before they get into QT. Times vary on how long, but usually no more than a few minutes each step. I scrub the corals and plugs with a toothbrush along the way.

Corals get a ~15% H2O2 dip mixed with RO water for 15-60 seconds depending on what it is. Softies I stop at 15, LPS normally 20-30 and the rest only the plug. This step definitely beats up some things... Then corals get a seachem reef dip (iodine) dip for about 30 minutes.

Then I leave inverts / corals 8-24 hours before starting Rally to make sure things are healthy. LPS/coral get pellets, general tank gets reef roids/etc along with a full dropper full of bright coral amino. QT is less than 4 Gallons.

Seneye watches the ammonia/temp/water level and I top off as needed. Tank gets a 60-80% WC (from DT) every 1-1.5 days until Rally and Seachem is done. Not sure if that defeats the Rally or not since it just says treat for at least 3 days.

The tank glows incandescent green with Rally and it's kind of creepy.

I do not have any rocks in my QT, but I do have a sponge and dose MB7. It's probably not necessary though since I watch ammonia with the seneye and try to do a WC at around 0.50-0.075.
Very good info! Thanks!
 
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