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Old 09-17-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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freshwater dip question

Hi,

I have a fish that I think has Ich. I dipped him in freshwater for 3 minutes. Are the whitespots supposed to fall off the fish during the dip? I'm asking because they didn't...

I also have been keeping him in a QT with SG at 1.012 and the spots don't fall off -- is it possible that this is something else or is this normal?

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have you been treating the fish for the Ich???

there are many medicense available to use. What kind of fish?
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Yes, dips do not cure ich, look here for treatments that work:

http://www.petsforum.com/personal/tr...reatments.html

hyposalinity & copper are your real choices...keep us posted
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What are you using to measure spg? Swing arm hydrometers are not very accurate. A good refractometer is needed. Also .012 is not really low enough for treatment, .009-.010 ir recommended.
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