10-31-2008, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Kellsindell
still no spot? i hope not. why didn't you do a freshwater dip? i hear it's suppose to work well, but as long as it's working. Got any progress pics?
I tried for 30 minutes to get some pics of that fish. It thinks the camera is its greatest natural predator. So, no progress pics of the ich battle. I will, however, post pics of the overall reef in another thread. I has been 6 months, so time for some update pics.
As to freshwater dips, I have used them a number of times in the past and I still would for some fish. I think large sturdy fish, such as Puffers, Triggers, Groupers, etc... they tend to tolerate the dips well. I would not be opposed to a dip on these species.
But I have not seen the same result with Butterflys, Angels, and Tangs. The stress of the event outweighs the benefits, in my opinion. The dip is a very stressful event for a fish, and I think reducing stress is a key to fighting any disease.