Yellow Tang is showing redish markings

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by lissa, Nov 26, 2011.

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  1. ReefPlayground

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    Nov 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, California
    running a lower salinity, 1.019-1.020 will slow down the spread of parasites in large system and quarantine tanks. Lower salinity; 1.013-1.015 can be used in hospital tanks to fight a number of parasites as well.
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  3. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

    Jan 11, 2011
    Possibly, but I'm not sure this is true though at this level. Certainly many parasites wouldn't care less. Also, long term I tend to think it's stressful, I know this is debatable though. I do know of a number of LFSs that do this to save money on salt though. Usually their fish look pretty dull after being in their systems for a while though, although if salinity is part of the reason, I'm sure it isn't the only reason :)

    Sure, hyposalinity can be used in hospital tanks (although usually I go a bit lower 1.010-1.012ish). Again though, personally, I wouldn't do this long term, but that's just my .02.