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Old 02-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Well I did the unthinkable I put a non qt fish in my nano with my royal gamma and clown know I got ick.. I have only used copper with mixed results being they ither recover or die ...I have been reading about hypo does this realy work and how much would I lower the salinity each day.my qt is 10 gallons
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Make your salinity 1.009. Do it immediately. And yes, it works. Working for me!
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Make your salinity 1.009. Do it immediately. And yes, it works. Working for me!
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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Well I can't till I get home this evening so set the qt tank up that low and aclimate and put in? No need to grad bring it down?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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Well I can't till I get home this evening so set the qt tank up that low and aclimate and put in? No need to grad bring it down?
U can just put them in. Mine where fine with that. And no need to gradually lower. Just put it at 1.009...
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I'll try it out this evening
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #7
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Freshwater dip before as an added measure.

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

I'm also getting interested in ParaGuard. No experience but liking what I read. How about StressGuard in the QT to aid in recovery & slime coat?

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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If you do a freshwater dip make sure its no longer than 3 minutes.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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If you do a freshwater dip make sure its no longer than 3 minutes.
No longer than, or no LESS than? From what I understand less than 3 minutes is useless.
In addition to the link above, found this also:
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Methylene Blue freshwater dip has it's fans.

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Just wanted to speak up for ParaGuard, when I add new fish I do a concentrated dip with it, then dose the whole tank at half dose for a couple days after the addition and I have never had a problem with ich or any other parasites. Mind you, this is for fresh and brackish water, but the bottle says it is good for fresh and salt. Good luck!
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