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Old 03-08-2005, 01:31 AM   #11
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Trever Jones of Petsforum.com says freshwater will work only with Velvet
Actually that is incorrect. The article stated that it may give some relief, but highly recommends cupramine as the treatment of choice.

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Old 03-08-2005, 10:53 AM   #12
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Trever Jones of Petsforum.com says freshwater will work only with Velvet, but not Ick or Brooklyn, and AA says it only works with Ick. Gregory Skomal, author of "Setting up a Saltwater Aquarium" (my first salt book) says Freshwater will dislodge but not kill Velvet, But it will kill Ick.
Actually they both say the exact same thing regarding Amyloodiniosis. As far as AA.com is concerned, that's a fairly large assumption and unsubstantiated claim. Many here do not support the use of FW dips as we know they are not a means to an end. FW dips can be an effective stop gap in the treatment of Brooklynella but are rarely effective as a treatment. Trevor Jones does not make mention of this on his site however. Since Brook lives it's life cycle on the fish and is transfered from fish to fish, FW dips have a limited affect but are ineffective in most cases as a cure.

FW dips can "appear" to make a difference anecdotally but in reality they only offer some minor reflief from heavy infestations. Only the trophonts on the outer skins surface will be affected and not all will be killed either, many simpley dislodge not die. The ones burrowed into the epithelium will be untouched by the FW and continue their life cycle.

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