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Old 06-21-2006, 05:04 PM   #1
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Freshwater dip before QTing?

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Before I QT my pending Foxafce Lo, is there any benefit to giving it a freshwater dip first?

My thought is even if the fish is ich free, perhaps the LFS weter contains ich. Maybe the dip would prevent the free swimming parasites from hitching a ride?

i know that these dips are NOT an effective treatment for ich.

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FW dips are VERY stressful on a fish. The QT should take care of any problems that might arise.
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FW dips have absolutly no benefit to the fish. As mentioned, they only serve to stress an already stressed out fish. Keep in mind that parasites have hard exo-skeletons and can withstand the FW dip much better then their hosts can. They just do more harm then good.
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I agree that they serve no earthly purpose
I agree that FW dip stress the fish out more than it helps but i have to say that it does rid the fish of some parasites.
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More importantly keep the fish in QT for a good amount of time (minimum of 2 weeks) and observe carefully.

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