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View Poll Results: Do you use preventive dips for fish and/or corals?
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Who uses preventive dips for fish/corals?

I've been reading a few books lately including the The Conscienntious Marine Aquarist by Robert Fenner and he discussed dips for new fish and corals stating they are very necessary. How many of you use dips and if you do what method/chemical do you use?
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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I do not dip my fish since I QT, I have on occasion dipped corals, although it is not a general practice, using Kent's coral dip.
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have done a freshwater dip for a secondary infection from ich <monogenean infestation> will be doing a formalin dip if he doesnt improve within a few days
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I just Quarintine my fish b4 putting them into my tank like the guys above.....easiest way!!!
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I use a freshwater dip with methylene blue in addition to QT for two weeks before adding livestock to the main tank. This takes care of any surface parasitic and fungal infestations and will usually result in an eventless QT period. Methylene blue is a very gentle dip treatment for all fish and an oxygenating agent too. Just be careful because it will stain. 8)
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