Wow freshwater dip (geekafied) - clownfish disease

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by heheshamon, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great advice given here ;)
     
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  3. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    The same goes for anytime you dip your fish in anything even if you use tank water mixed with a dipping medicine.
     
  4. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    wish it was only that LOL:)
     
  5. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    I haven't put a single fish into any tank of mine without a freshwater dip no matter how healthy they looked. All corals are treated as well (obviously not in freshwater).
     
  6. rlcline76

    rlcline76 Astrea Snail

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    Generally clownfish can handle a freshwater bath. But I agree with what has been said here. PLUS, it is always useful to research all treatments before using them. Some fish can handle freshwater dips, others cannot. Some can handle hyposalinity, others cannot. Treatment is truly on an individual basis.
     
  7. nybatu

    nybatu Bristle Worm

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    hey same problem i have but so far i lost 2 clown fish and 3rd one is sick his skin is peeling whitish powdery skin. i did fw deeping for my 2nd one (RIP) but no luck and i don't know i wish i had QT
     
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  9. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    That sounds more like marine velvet(dinoflagelettes).