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Old 09-09-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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How exactly do you do FW dips??????

How do you do them? I need to treat ick and want to try one.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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From what I have seen and read a FW dip can cause more harm than good. Alot of people swear by them though but alot of people say not to do it.

A qt tank and treating all the fish is your best bet.
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Yeah, I would think a QT would be better. It must stress the fish a lot to be dipped
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ive done dips with no problems from damsels to dogface puffers.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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I cant do a QT tank. I know they are the best but I have NO room and my parents wouldnt let me. I am treating with ick attack and garlic and hopefully thatll work. Thanks.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #6
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Hoping is one thing and reality is another. cant you explain toyour parents the situation? it would just be a 10g tank and then you can take it down in a few weeks when its all done. It wouldnt have tobe permanent. I'm sure youre rents dont want your fish to die.
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i do have to agree with carey though. tell them whats going on. plus petsmart has ten gallon tanks for 10 dollars!
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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Telling them and explaining it to them will go a long way in showing that you are responsible. Print out the pages that melosu linked for you ina nother thread and show them. Explain that it happens and now you have to make a decision. Either let the fish die and/or suffer or do something about it.

Do you have the money for a 10g tank and heater if needed?
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+1 carey ,
I also have done FW dips on many fish ,including my angel and tangs ...never lost one ..
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Wouldnt I have to put all fish in QT? I dont think my fish would fit in that..... at all. My mom and dad LOVE my fish and if its the only way will probably let me do one. How many gals would I need to do one?????? And in a smaller tank with my fish Im gonna be waterchangin like every day cause the grouper and trigs, right? Should I just move some tank water in there?
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