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Formalin Dip as part of quarantine

Posted 01/16/2016 at 08:58 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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If the goal is prevention without the fish showing actual symptoms I would only do one dip - the one at arrival.


It is done easily:

1. take the fish out of the bag and place them into a container. Take just as much water from the bag as is needed for the fish to swim. in the container. Ideally you use a graduated container or one you have metered out and marked yourself so you know which volume you have at a certain fill level.
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How to tube feed your fish

Posted 01/29/2015 at 09:56 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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This video will go over how to tube feed a fish.

It is a simple and rapid procedure that has proven safe and effective method of delivering food.

It also likely has value in the adminstration of medications that do not go into solution.


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Why I advocate TTM first for all new fish

Posted 01/26/2015 at 11:13 AM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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Ich does not have to have visible symptoms in order to be present. So, to absolutely insure you are not introducing ich to your tank, the tank transfer method is the easiest way of doing so.

Tank transfer eliminates ich from the equation:
+ Eliminates ich by disrupting the life cycle
+ Requires 4 or more transfer cycles of less than 72 hours. So 3x3x3x3 or 2x2x2x2x2x2 are equally effective
+ Needs a total of 12 days
+ Requires that each
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Where I have seen folks go wrong

Posted 01/03/2015 at 06:08 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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From working in this forum for quite a while, I have seen quite a few scenarios where folks run into problems:

Leaving a fish at the LFS for a month to make sure it has no parasites. While this seems to be intuitive, there are several problems with this. First, many local fish sellers run copper in their system and this will mask various parasites. Secondly, since LFS run fish systems, and receive new fish frequently, they are constantly exposing fish to new parasites and other
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Stages of Marine Aquarist experience with parasites

Posted 12/27/2014 at 06:34 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)

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At the risk of offending (I have no intention of doing so, however) some folks, I have observed that aquarists go through different stages of awareness about marine parasites. As their embedded base of fish increases in value, so too does their sensitivity to infecting their prized fish friends.

Unconscious Incompetence
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+ all tanks have ich, there is nothing one can do about that except feed garlic or ginger
+ I cannot
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