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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Just curious as to if anyone else does a freshwater dip to new fish before going in the aquarium? For anyone who does not know, it is simply placing a fish in freshwater for 30 seconds up to a minute or 2. This theoretically can cause osmotic shock to any parasites that are on the fish. In...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone. three days ago i posted about my ocellaris clown and how he survived my tank crash. he wasnt doing very well and didnt eat for the first week. i gave him a freshwater bath or dip or whatever. he seemed to get alot more better and he actually eats now. however, he still has some...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My mother in law is trading her palatte tang for three green chromis from another reefer. He only has one chromis, so he's going to go to the lfs and get two more. I told him to make sure to get ones from a healthy tank with clear fins to try to reduce the risk of ich but you know how that goes...
  4. "Soft" corals
    I have several different pieces of corals - my very large piece of green button has been steadily declining over the months - I've had it about 6-8 months. The stand of brown zoanthid close by is thriving and growing like crazy and the other little pieces are fine. I just read of someone using a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i just bought some interpret methlyene blue, but on the packet it says 'for use on ornamental freshwater fish only' does this mean i can't use it for dips ? or is all methylene blue the same ? sorry if this is a stupid question, i just want to make sure :funny:
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    We have a 90 gallon reef, a 90 gallon predator, and a 75 gallon quarantine. All of our reef fish are in the quarantine because one fish had contracted ich. I did a water change on the quarantine today and I just now checked the parameters. Everything is zero. I know there's oxygen in the water...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My yellow tang has black ich and did a freshwater dip. Put it back in my saltwater tank and he is on the bottom not moving yet still alive. Is there anything i can do?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well my foxface has some disease. He has large spots on his body and a small hole in his top fin, I cannot treat my tank because of corals... which do you perfer fresh dip or hyposalinity :confused:
  9. Reef Fish
    Anyone ever do a freshwater dip? I did one on my dwarf angel fish, he had some type of fungus and I dont own a hospital tank, he seems to be doing alot better, but what are the guidlines to doing this trick or is this just crazy?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am soon ready to add my first fish to my 29 gallon tank, I have been reading a lot lately about using a freshwater dip to remove parasites before adding fish to the tank, I don't have a quarantine tank so this would be the next best step for me, do you guys ever do this and if so for how long...
  11. Clams
    Well, I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch. But it has been 9 days so I am starting to feel the success of my first and very stressful clam freshwater dip. I got a nice Maxima that just seemed to have trouble acclimating (properly qt and acclimated). Couldn't get him to attach to...
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