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    I had an out break of what I thought was ich while I was away for a few days..Figured out that it was velvet and not ich.. Ended up wiping out all fish in my tank but I still have 1 blood shrimp, 3 peppermint shrimp and snails(turbos,conch's and nassarius) If I leave the tank empty for 8 weeks will that get rid of the velvet problem? Can I leave the inverts in the tank and consider it as empty or does eveything need to be out of the tank? Guess I am basically asking if ich/velvet can use the snails/shrimp as hosts instead of fish?

    Porkys are great, If it can fit in it's mouth, it will eat it. If it cant fit, it will constantly try to make it fit.

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    i don't think they have a two part life cycle that includes a snail as with some other "bugs"
    however it doesn't mean that the disease was in the water that contained the snails/shrimp when you bought them
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