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    Default Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    yeah i meant on a daily basis. i did my first salt dip and my AF never rolled over. i had him in a 5g bucket with 10tbs of salt. put him back and he's doing fine. lost a little bit of slime coat but i read that was normal. i will keep observing.
    Sounds good, you put him back in the main tank or QT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Sounds good, you put him back in the main tank or QT?

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    had to put him back to the main tank since my juvies are in my QT tank. i didn't want to leave him where i treated him because it's too small. i've been observing them though and they haven't been punking him. he even ate some BW

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    had to put him back to the main tank since my juvies are in my QT tank. i didn't want to leave him where i treated him because it's too small. i've been observing them though and they haven't been punking him. he even ate some BW
    Word....didn't know you had some juvies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Word....didn't know you had some juvies...

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    all my turks and AFxSS cross- 6 total juvies

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    all my turks and AFxSS cross- 6 total juvies
    Ah....nearing sub-adult no? They are getting big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Ah....nearing sub-adult no? They are getting big.

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    well the grade A forrest red turks and AFxSS are over 5" now and are only about 7 months or so i believe. the carnation turks are much smaller at around 4-4.5" i can't really tell. they are only about 5 months old. i need to setup my last tank that's in my backyard. it needs to be siliconed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    THANKS, I booked mark that site, I was going to ask what a salt dip is used for.
    thanks for answering that question.
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    Default Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Hey guys,
    Would you recommend doing salt dips on regular bases to avoid the parasites?
    Like once a week or only when visible problem?
    Or would it be better to add salt to main tank?
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    Default Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Quote Originally Posted by dbfzurowski View Post
    Hey guys,
    Would you recommend doing salt dips on regular bases to avoid the parasites?
    Like once a week or only when visible problem?
    Or would it be better to add salt to main tank?
    thanks
    Nope, they are too tough on the fish and should be done when there is a definite need. Some people do prophylactic treatments but salt dipping, generally isnt one of them.

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    is it safe to say salt dip might stunt a juvenile discus? since its:
    they are too tough on the fish
    I'm new to discus so i might have a few stupid questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbfzurowski View Post
    is it safe to say salt dip might stunt a juvenile discus? since its:

    I'm new to discus so i might have a few stupid questions.
    not directly but indirectly. what i mean is that while the salt dip itself will not stunt a discus the aftermath of a salt dip can. if it goes off food and starts to hide and such then it will start getting stunted. like Eddie said, if it is not needed, do not do it.

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    Default Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Thanks for the info guys.
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    Question Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Why dip a discus at all in a very high level salt solution?

    Since discus like salt (as a tonic at 1 teaspoon/gal; duration, indefinitely), and can use high temp (up to 90F) safely, won't this treatment over a few days kill all gill flukes or ick?

    Are there other reasons to nearly kill a fish/strip them of slime?

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    Default Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfire View Post
    Why dip a discus at all in a very high level salt solution?

    Since discus like salt (as a tonic at 1 teaspoon/gal; duration, indefinitely), and can use high temp (up to 90F) safely, won't this treatment over a few days kill all gill flukes or ick?

    Are there other reasons to nearly kill a fish/strip them of slime?
    This was already posted in post #3

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    Default Re: How To Do a Salt Dip

    Can I use those salt used for saltwater tanks? I found some extra stuff in my basement!

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