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reefmaniac
02/17/2002, 11:23 AM
HI!

I am going to do a 15 minuate freshwater dip for my future fish's.

When/how would i do this? After i get the fish quarintined? As soon as it gets to my house? WHen?


Here are the instructions i received for freshwater dip:

1) buffer the freshwater with a buffer
2) place fish in water and leave in for 5-15 minuates (15 for removel of velvet)

Sound ok? Need help... thanks
Reefmaniac

ATJ
02/17/2002, 05:06 PM
Seeing as I don't believe in freshwater dips even for treatment of an ailment let alone as a prophylactic I can't really advise you.

Why would you want to put possibly healthy fish through so much stress and risk?

I guess my answer to:
When/how would i do this? After i get the fish quarintined? As soon as it gets to my house? WHen?

is

NEVER.

reefmaniac
02/18/2002, 08:10 AM
ok, thanks for your help! But would they work for a already sick fish?

TIA

RM

ATJ
02/18/2002, 05:39 PM
RM,
I understand the a FW dip can be effective in some ailments, such as flukes, but it is usually not effective on "Ich" as the cysts do a good job of protecting the parasite.

The Fish Disease Treatment (http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?forumid=87) forum would be a good place to ask. Bill and Frank know their diseases. I know for "Ich", hyposalinity or copper are the only known effective treatments and as far as I know copper is the only effective treatment for Amyloodinium.

reefmaniac
02/19/2002, 06:14 PM
thanks