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Old 04-01-2013, 10:01 PM   #31
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What the salinity and tempt supposed to be in the QT?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:58 AM   #32
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Here are 4 different kinds of treatment. Just pick one of them. If you decide to treat it with medication just maintain same parameter as your DT. While the Hypo Salinity treatment doesn't need any additional chemical just maintain the salinity to 1.011 until its duration. If you do both at the same time the stress on the fish might just kill him.

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  • Medications such as Malachite green, Copper Sulfate, or Methylene blue. Use caution and be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions.
  • Freshwater bath - place infected fish in the freshwater bath for a period of three minutes or until the fish shows signs of stress.
  • Low salinity (hypo salinity) treatment - lower the salinity in the quarantine tank to a specific gravity of 1.011 and maintain at this salinity for 21 days. Do not use this treatment with invertebrates or especially sensitive fish such as sharks and rays.
  • Nitrofurazone - an antibiotic that has some antiparasitic action, and can be helpful when used along with formalin dips.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:50 AM   #33
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id like to personally say that out of the 4 options, id recommend the hypo treatment... chemical treatment is hit or miss (just killed 2 of my fish, including my blue fish angel) and its almost impossible to tell if it actually kills off the problem. fw dips are equally dangerous, but in a different manner. You're talking about placing a saltwater fish in non-saltwater until the fish shows signs of stress. to me, stressing out a fish with ich is only speeding up the problem (not what we want). id just gradually drop the salinity down and hold it there for a few weeks. but be careful, the lower you drop the salinity, the lower your kH will drop, causing your ph to possibly swing.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #34
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Just updating.. My fish is in QT right now and I did my first dose of treatment last night. Water was blue afterwards and my tang now is still kinda scared to swim. He's in the corner right now where the pig PVC Elbow is.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #35
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Lower your Sal to 1.008 not 1.011 and put yur fish in for 4 weeks watch ph carefully as the lower salinity will cause swings.After you have finished treatment raise your salinity up gradually over a period of 4-5 days.... I have never lost a fish doing it this way..... Have not had ick for 2 years ....
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