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Old 09-23-2009, 07:43 AM   #11
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yea, you're right...black spot...

That and/or FW dips
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:34 AM   #12
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I thought i read somewhere that hyposalinity will curse black ich. But i guess not.
I just read some about formalin treatment and it said to continue treatment in a qt. do i need to lower the salinity in the QT tank? should i not use main tank water to start off?
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #13
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The lifecycle of the flatworm is about 10 days, I think. After 5/6 days the worm drops off the host and falls to the substrate where it matures for another few days them busts open and a whole new batch is released that swim and look for new hosts/rehosts. Taking water from your main means you may be moving some of these free swimmers into your QT in addition to what's already on the fish.

However, it would be fine to use the tank water for the 'bath' mixture. When I do dips I have the 'bath' water, the 'rinse' water, then back in the QT for observation until treatment is done. Then back in the main.

Been awhile since I've done it but without looking it up, I think that's the pattern.

as best I can remember
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So basically i can just make new water for the QT and after the baths and treatment just put the fish in the QT. Do i not need to acclimate them first? i will try to match the salinity and PH as close as possible.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #15
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and temp. If you have an airstone put it in w/ the bath.
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a regular Hagen AquaClear power filter (HOB) will be fine for the QT right. With plenty of water changes.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #17
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yup
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cool, thanks.
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Please 'scuse my headache so I haven't read through everything, but this is what I normally do as bath routine (I'll include Formalin dosage as well);

The dosage for a bath is: .125 to .167 ml of formalin/l at 80F. If you use a 5g bucket you can add 2g of qt water, an airstone, and add 1.25ml (I rounded down) of formalin. Allow 1 minute for the formalin to mix. Add your fish and watch carefully for 30-60mins. DO NOT WALK AWAY!!! If the animal becomes too lethargic or normal breathing rates rapidly decline take it out immediately. Have another bucket with freshwater available and proceed with a fw dip up to 15mins. DO NOT WALK AWAY!!! If the animal becomes too lethargic or normal breathing rates rapidly decline take the animal out immediately. Once the dips are complete, place the animal back into qt and refill the qt with fresh saltwater. This will act as a small water change (50% daily or every other day should be conducted imo). Repeat procedure once every 3 days.

**If you require more gallons of water in the bucket for the bath simply do the math Hopefully I got mine right!!


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Old 09-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #20
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Here is a good site to read up on Hypo...
hyposalinity
You should get yourself a QT setup in the future. saves lots of time and money in the long run
Good luck,
first thing you should get is a QT be it fw or sw. they are invaluable.
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