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Old 01-14-2004, 09:46 AM   #1
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QT tank with meds?

Since I have been hit with ICH I have asked a few questions and read articles and posts.

I was wondering why it would not be a good idea to QT all new fish and treat with a med such as copper or something else. It seems so likely that at some time you would introduce ICH into a tank that pre treating would make sense. I know from what I read that this is not the suggested procedure and was just wondering why?
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I do recommend treating new fish in quarantine with hyposalinity for 3+ weeks BEFORE they are placed into the display tank. This will greatly reduce the incidences of ich outbreaks in reef or display aquariums.
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I agree with Terry that you should use >>hyposalinity<< as a preventative for ick. As for regular meds, I am not an advocate of using them without evidence of a problem.
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So, you guys are saying that you will treat with hyposalinty right when you get the fish, before you notice any outbreak of ick or other problem?
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Yes, hyposalinity is not stressful on the fish, start it at a proper salinity and then begin lowering it to the appropriate level for hyposalinity treatment.
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