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Old 04-12-2007, 08:22 PM   #11
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Can you get a pic? This might be something other than ich, if hyposalinity isn't working.
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my camera is broken at the moment. Here is a pic of what it looks like, just picture it on a Dogface puffer.

http://www.fishdeals.com/fish_diseases/ich/ich.gif

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Yes that is ich. How long did you do Hypo?
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Hypo was about 4 weeks. It was good for about 3 weeks, the wham... re-infestation. Im out of ideas, adn so is my LFS. they are the ones that also suggested f/w dips. But, i dont know.
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Are you sure you did hypo with the refractometer at 1.009 for 4 weeks? Sorry for all the questions but I`m trying to trouble shoot.
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yes. there was one weekend where i was out of town, and the tank had evaporated some, and it was like that for about 2 days. could that have re-triggered it?
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I will pick up some garlic guard. I use a floating hydrometer. I will be getting a refractometer soon. Salinity in QT is 1.03 as of today. Im getting it up to 1.09 like was suggested.
This is what you said on April the 7th. You need to do the QT thing with a refractometer and I would say for about 6 weeks. With the hydrometer there is no guarantee you were at 1.009. My suggestion would be to drop the salinity using the refractometer and treat for 6 weeks. You`ll need to keep the main fishless for 8 weeks anyway to break the life cycle of the parasite. I hope all goes well. Have you tried that puffer forum that I gave you the link to?
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Thanks. I did try that forum, and there were alot of good tips on there specific for puffers. I will give it another shot. Ill keep all updated. Thanks for the help.
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Puffer with ich?

I agree, if you aren't using a refractometer, you may not be at .009. My hydro read .022 and the refracto read .027.
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Sooooo, i kept the puffer in the normal salinity tank, i left for the weekend and there were no spots, he was eating food soaked in garlic, zoe and selcon. I had someone there who knows about fish, and I came home on Sunday nite and he was dead. Thanks all for your good advice. Hopefully this problem will be avoided in the future. A very hard lesson learned about not qt ing.

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