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Old 11-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #31
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i wouldnt even bother buying new for your qt tank. just hop on Craigslist and pick up a 10g for a few bucks.
other than that, simply keep your fish well fed and make sure you take any extra steps to alleviate stress
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #32
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Honestly you could do a qt in a Rubbermaid tote. It just needs to hold water.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:07 AM   #33
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Honestly you could do a qt in a Rubbermaid tote. It just needs to hold water.
I have one actually...I use it to store my sw. 18g. Maybe ill give it a try next time.

Btw guys, I believe the medicine is working...my fish are definatly looking better! And so far my clowns and firefish are still ich free! Lol
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:36 AM   #34
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I have one actually...I use it to store my sw. 18g. Maybe ill give it a try next time.

Btw guys, I believe the medicine is working...my fish are definatly looking better! And so far my clowns and firefish are still ich free! Lol
Keep in mind the life cycle of the parasite. The ich drops off of the fish and stays in the substrate for up to 9 weeks before multiplying and reinfecting fish.
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Does is matter if taken over week to drop the salt levels when doing hypo
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Does is matter if taken over week to drop the salt levels when doing hypo
Nope. As long as its accurately measured with a refractometer then its just fine however long it takes to get there.
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Thanks did think longer the better as less stress on fish
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Dropping the salinity isn't the stressful part for the fish. The most stress is involved in raising the salinity back to a reasonable level. A few hours can be sufficient to acclimate a fish to a hyposalinity environment but they need days to safely adjust back to a normal salinity.
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alright guys...so my coral beauty today is covered in ich...also i see a little bit of fun rot..up until today he was doing good, very active and still eating...although he did eat today hes not very active and a few times i seen him a little sideways..without a qt i don't think he will make it..my question to you guys is this..should i just cut my losses and put him in a cup of tank water or something till he does? all my other fish are not visually affected and i wish to keep it that way...what should i do? my LFS told me he would be ok in my tank and i now realized it's way to small which is probably what stressed him out...so? please let me know guys.
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If your CB has Ich , it is in the tank and other fish can come down with it at any time. I do not recall , but why can you not try to save this fish. (and probably your others ) by getting a QT?
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