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Old 04-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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Just put the fish in a quarantine tank for 2-3 weeks without any treatments. If you see a problem arise then take the appropriate action.
I totally agree with Larry. Observation is the best course of action. IMO you should never treat unless you know what the problem is. You really dont know if that fish has a parasite, bacterial or fungal problem till you see it and alot of times there is nothing wrong with the fish.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #12
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Just to clarify things . I would never treat a fish with meds without knowing if it had a problem. But hypo doesn't harm the fish so why not make sure there is no chance of ick? Example would be you put a fish in a normal qt for 3 weeks with no issues. After moving him to the display what if he gets picked on by another fish and stressed to a point where he breaks out in ick that he had but showed no signs because there was no other fish to stress it out. Then your dt is infested. Is that just me being overly concerned or can it happen?
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #13
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It can happen. I wouldn't do a dip because it doesn't do anything. It may remove parasites from the fish but stresses them out and it's still in the water.
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FW dips are only useful in an extreme case of ick when the fish needs instant relief..They do work

I think like honda,,if the new fish is carry ick there are chances it will never be seen by the fish keeper under normal QT or simply missed..It can appear at night and be gone by morning ,,but the whole time it gets what it needs to survive from the fish..
I think its well worth it to do hypo on new fish..
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Sorry I worded that poorly. I meant to say freshwater dips will not cure the tank of ick.
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I`m not downing what you are saying. I just dont think you treat even with hypo unless it`s necessary. Hypo conditions are not ideal to fish even though treatment is necessary for the parasite. If it`s needed then fine but you dont want to expose a fish to it unless you need to. Almost like a human exposed to light air conditions if you understand what I mean. JMO.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #17
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O I understand your views and opinions and I do value your input . I didn't think you were downing my opinion at all. That's just the way I think about the situation. About what you said about being exposed to light air conditions do you mean lack of air? My understanding of hypo it lowers the pressure on the outside fishes body and that actually allows it to breathe easier not harder. I have yet to find any proof online of side effects from a hypo treatment . If you have any info about that please share it with us . The more info we have the better it will be for all of us reading.
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So how are you doing your hypo treatment? I assume you start your level at 1.022, add the fish, and than drop the level over the course of several days to 1.009. Is this correct?
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