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BrandySpain
02/27/2008, 02:31 PM
Im new to this I was told to do a freshwater dip on a couple of tangs(Purple and Scopas). But was never told how long. Can someone Please help me. Thanks!

aquaman67
02/27/2008, 02:37 PM
I've done it a few times and there are different opinions.

I was told to leave them in the fresh water for a few minutes but to take them out if it looks like they are having trouble. Match the pH and temp as close as you can.

aquaman67
02/27/2008, 02:39 PM
Found this too, it might help...

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/hyposalinity/ht/ht_fwbath.htm

BrandySpain
02/27/2008, 02:45 PM
Thank you!!! I would really have hated to loose my purple Tang lol

aquaman67
02/27/2008, 02:47 PM
Why are we doing a dip?

Got ich?

BrandySpain
02/27/2008, 02:52 PM
Yeah wanted to make sure that the rest of the fish didnt get it.

Also maybe you might know I have a 55 gal that had 3 clowns and I got up to feed them they looked fine when I went back a few hours later I had 2 dead and one looking pretty rough. They all had like a slimy looking white film on them. Any ideas as to what might it might have been? I also have 4 Chromis in that tank and they haven't shown any signs of problems or anything.

aquaman67
02/27/2008, 03:27 PM
Sorry to hear about your losses.

I'm not sure what happened to your clowns.

There is a disease forum here on Reef Central...maybe ask there?

packer
02/27/2008, 03:34 PM
Sounds like your clowns had Brooklynella. My guess is you recently purchased them, as many sold in LFS have the disease and dont even make it a week in the fish store. Also putting tangs with obvious signs of ich in a tank is asking for trouble. Can you quarentine them? Ich can get into your tank and survive for awhile even without showing signs of infection.

BrandySpain
02/27/2008, 04:29 PM
What is a good size tank to quarentine in? I have a 10 gal and a 30 gal. The 30 has crushed coral and a couple of fish (lion fish, Shark) but those can be moved if need be.

packer
02/27/2008, 04:32 PM
If you have fish with ich and can catch them you will be able to treat them with medication in a quarentine tank. Size really depends on the amount/size of fish. Shark in a 30 gallon?

MarkGP
02/27/2008, 05:08 PM
Tangs don't do well with freshwater diips!