what is dipping in freshwater for parasites and how is it done??
A freshwater dip is simply dipping a fish in FW
for a couple of minutes. It is thought to kill some parasites such as ick. It is not the best option for the fish. Fish with external signs and symptoms of infection or parasitic hosting are already under a tremendous amount of stress. Netting a fish and dipping them in FW
will almost certainly add more stress to them then the benift of the proceedure itself. A better option is to do a Hyposalinity dip, dipping the fish in SW
that has a SG
of around 1.010 or less. It should be the same temp and Ph as the tank water. Even the benifits of this procedure are still up dor debate. Catching and QT
the sick fish is the best way to go.
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Careful. While many here certainly appreciate the confidence and trust others put in us here, it is the element of debate that makes this a great forum. But fishfirst, you are semi-correct. Personaly I would never argue with the experts here. I can learn far too much from them just by listening.