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Old 09-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Ich?!?!

I think my clown has ich. It has small white spots on it. Havent seen it on the other clown. I dont know what caused this or what to do. Please help asap. I have a small QT tank that i used for freshwater. I dont however have enough RO water to start this up. If you suggest I need to QT him will tap water be ok?
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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pull water out of the display, that way you can quickly put him in the tank without worrying about acclimation.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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How will I refill the display then? tap?
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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oh it's only 14g, nm. I didn't check

Just use tap for now. Since you'll be doing water changes for the Qt anyways, just quickly try and get RO in there instead.
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Yea ok. Treatment wise once hes in there? and just bring him or all fish?
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all the fish. They've been exposed to ich. The best treatment is hyposality.
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I have no clue what that means.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #8
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Another thing is if im not leaving any fish in the display itd be easier to just siphon water from it. and leave the empty display till i get more RO. That ok?
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I need help on how exactly to start hyposalinity. I only have a hydrometer and i heard they arent very accurate. im afraid i will mess this up. Another thing is my QT is very small
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hyposalinity is the process of dropping the salinity in the tank to 1.008 or so and maintaining it for abou 4 weeks.

Hydrometers are terrible inaccurate. If you're going to use one, use the glass tubes, not the plastic ones. I highly suggest getting a refractometer.
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