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Can invertibrates spread deseases to fish?


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Hello all,

I am getting a betta for my shrimp tank but i don't want to quarintine him because my qt tank is a 10gallon, and his permanant tank is 5 gallons. And I don't really like the idea of downsizing him, especially if its a betta that probably hasn't been with other fish, meaning it probably won't have any parasites or deseases.

Will invertibrates spead deseases to fish or vis versa?

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There is low chance if any that some disease will transfer from shrimp to fish. On other hand snails are known that they can transfer parasites to fish.

Quarantine is good idea in case that you need to treat fish  you will not be restricted with meds. Because shrimps tolerate meds harder then fish.

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