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Old 04-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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How you feel about freshwater dips

ive been reading for 2 hours on some GOOD fish doctor stuff, and how do you feel about a fresh water dip. RO/DI with Methanal Blue (im sure i spelled it wrong).
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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I don't like to stress fish that are otherwise health. IMO
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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I personally have never done it before, but after reading some of the stories about it, I'd only use it as a last resort treatment for a sickly fish. I'd never do it to an otherwise healthy one.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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I have no problem with it nor have I ever lost a fish because of it. Some fish, such as Anthias, usually react much sooner than other fish due to their sensativity. It is beneficial, no doubt.
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with or without the Meds?
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James (Innovator) is an expert and knows what he's talking about. Personnally I prefer just a 30 day QT period without doing FW dips.
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I agree with dips only as a nescessity. Innovator does know what he's talking about though.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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James (Innovator), you like the dips with or without the Methanal Blue?
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I personally dont like them. Never seen any good come out of them. That`s just me though.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:20 AM   #10
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Sorry, forgot about this thread lol. I don't use Meth Blue, it is just a very weak antibacterial and fungal med. to calm fish and get them through the shipping process for the most part. Usually we will perform a fw dip as necessary, such as emergency situations during the QT period, but always perform a 2-15min dip before releasing an animal into a display.
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