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Old 08-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Attempting fresh water dip

Anyone ever have success with curing ich with the fresh water dip method?
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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it does not cure ich, it removes the visible spots on the outside. you will still have to treat for ich after you do that
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Well, I also quarantined. Hyposalinity and ich meds. See what happens
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And you still have ich after hypo and copper?
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I personally have never seen a FW dip do anything but stress a fish further thus causing the fish to die from too much stress. Just never seen it work.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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We shall see in a couple of days if QT works with copper treatment. Foxface had no issues with FW dip.
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Is pop eye a symptom of ich or is it another issue? Quarantined with copper meds and low salinity. White spots gone, but eye still popping out.
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Is pop eye a symptom of ich or is it another issue? Quarantined with copper meds and low salinity. White spots gone, but eye still popping out.
pop eye is completely different, but the stress from ich probably caused it. pop eye is a bacterial infection, caused by poor water quality
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pop eye is completely different, but the stress from ich probably caused it. pop eye is a bacterial infection, caused by poor water quality
It can also be caused by an injury. Usually that's the case if only one eye is affected. But the Ich indicates something is amiss with the system or your stocking.
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Agreed with all of the above. Keep treating the Ich (its not just a few day thing and is not gone just because the spots are gone) and try to maintain pristine water conditions, as pop-eye is usually poor water quality. Fresh water dips can help if the fish is covered with Ich (just to get some of it off), but it is absolutely not a cure.
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