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Old 07-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #31
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I've only done a freshwater dip twice and that was when I had my big tank 10 years ago. I had a regal tang that had Ich when I got back from vacation. To be very honest with you it did no good and it died anyway. I don't know if it's because it was too late or if the fresh water dip stressed it out too much. If you do it, you'll see what I'm talking about. You still need to treat with medication after the dip. Here is a link to read more on it.

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/hyp.../ht_fwbath.htm

As far as your tank goes, if it's cycled then I would treat it as you would if there were fish in it still. The bacteria should be established so you should have no issues.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #32
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I should add that I did not have time to treat the tang as the day after it died. My guess is that it had Ich for a while and I never noticed it. What's strange is none of my other fish got it however I did take them out and treat them as though they did. Maybe that helped.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:04 PM   #33
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Thank you for all your input Nikki. Ill keep posting here how the fish come out of this. Thanks again for your quick responses!
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #34
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I really hope it works out well! I hate it when something goes wrong and you feel helpless. Keep me posted and let me know how it goes!
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #35
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So far so good. The fish are in qt and i just tested. Theres trace elements of ammonia and nitrates are 10 ppm. Nitrites are 0ppm.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #36
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I really hope it works out well! I hate it when something goes wrong and you feel helpless. Keep me posted and let me know how it goes!
That happened to me. I lost a bunch of fish and to this day I still have no idea why.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #37
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Well aparrantly my percula clownfish does not have ich. It doesnt just have the salt granular spots that ih resembles. It has some skin fungus from the top of his head to his 1st top fin. The white stripe behind his eyes is discolored. His breathing seems more labored now. I think he's losing the fight against whatever this disease he has is. Any suggestions here?
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #38
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I would go to your pet store and look for a product called "quick cure". This is what the packaging looks like:
http://www.aquariumguys.com/quickcure1.html

Does he still swim or is he laying on the bottom? Either way, you still need to treat the other one incase it is a parasite. One more question: is there excess mucus?
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #39
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Look this up if you like. Clownfish sometimes get it and it is a parasite.

Brooklynellosis - symptoms include excessive mucous production and white “fuzz” or “rashes” on the skin. Infected fish will also show an increased respiration rate and tend to act listlessly.
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:28 PM   #40
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Just FYI I believe quick cure has copper in it . Treating your fish with hyposalinity and copper at the same time is an easy way to kill your fish...
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