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Old 02/27/2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Help Please

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!


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Old 02/27/2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 02/27/2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Found this too, it might help...

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/hyp.../ht_fwbath.htm


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Old 02/27/2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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Thank you!!! I would really have hated to loose my purple Tang lol


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Old 02/27/2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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Why are we doing a dip?

Got ich?


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Old 02/27/2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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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.


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Old 02/27/2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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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?


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Old 02/27/2008, 04:34 PM   #8
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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.


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Old 02/27/2008, 05:29 PM   #9
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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.


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Old 02/27/2008, 05:32 PM   #10
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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?


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Old 02/27/2008, 06:08 PM   #11
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Tangs don't do well with freshwater diips!


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