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Old 07-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #51
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I think 4 weeks allows anything that is going to show up time to show up. I've heard some people do 2 weeks, but that just seems short to me. I've also heard from several people that doing a freshwater dip before putting them in for observation is a good idea. I'm going to start doing that now and see how that goes.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #52
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If your DT is free from parasites, the QT will get rid of any parasite in new fish. A fresh water dip is a good practice to drop some of them. A hypo salinity for 2 weeks IMO is enough time to have the rests erradicated. None will survive with low salinity including marine velvet and will have no chance to drop an egg.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #53
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Correction: except marine velvet.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:16 PM   #54
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Correction: except marine velvet.
Correct. For MV, you should do a freshwater dip to help get some of the parasites off, but hypo does not effectively get it all. With MV, treatment is copper (or there is a med called Marex that used to be sold, but is tough to find now).
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #55
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OK......so I'll think I'll do the 4 week QT with a freshwater dip......shortcuts got me in trouble in the first place...... lol
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