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Old 03-09-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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New puffer and Tang

I have a new sharpnose puffer and a naso tang in quarantine right now. Can either of these be treated with a copper treatment? I've heard some fish cannot be treated with copper.
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why would you want to treat them with copper? are they ich infested?
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I just wanted to be prepared in case they do get ich while in holding.
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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Both fish are better off being treated with hyposalinity for C. irritans if you have a refractometer and if they develope at all. If not, both will tolerate a Cupramine treatment even the puffer. Do not use ionic copper with a puffer.

Don't treat prophylactically.

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I would not treat them unless they did come down with it tho...no need using chemicals if there isnt a problem.
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Hey Steve, what salinity should I bring the water down to for a hyposalinity treatment? And no, I would never treat a fish unless it were infected.
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If using a refractometer, 14-16 ppt. If heavier evaporation or your not able to top off twice daily, shoot for 14 ppt. If using a swing arm hydrometer (not recommended at all) it should be at 1.009 SG.

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