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I do not like dealing with formulin. Its the only method, and its shown to reduce lufe span by a lot.
On what, by whom?

I keep formalin on hand and happy I do. That's likely the only reason the clown boy is currently Alive.
 

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On what, by whom?

I keep formalin on hand and happy I do. That's likely the only reason the clown boy is currently Alive.
I am not sure how much you care for humblefish's reports.
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/formalin.290925/

I don't take this with a grain of salt, as I have had poor experience myself with it. I cannot scientifically prove anything I have experienced. The fish I have in the past treated with formulin lived with short life spans and should have lived to 10 yrs old age or so.
 
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I am not sure how much you care for humblefish's reports.
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/formalin.290925/

I don't take this with a grain of salt, as I have had poor experience myself with it. I cannot scientifically prove anything I have experienced. The fish I have in the past treated with formulin lived with short life spans and should have lived to 10 yrs old age or so.
Ya I agree but sometimes. Death now or shorter life span.
 

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I am not sure how much you care for humblefish's reports.
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/formalin.290925/

I don't take this with a grain of salt, as I have had poor experience myself with it. I cannot scientifically prove anything I have experienced. The fish I have in the past treated with formulin lived with short life spans and should have lived to 10 yrs old age or so.
I like HF. Knowing that formaldehyde is a carcinogen, precautions should be taken for sure.

I'm not sure that I would use it a treatment prophylacticlly but in a pinch, it's Clutch.
 
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I like HF. Knowing that formaldehyde is a carcinogen, precautions should be taken for sure.

I'm not sure that I would use it a treatment prophylacticlly but in a pinch, it's Clutch.
He has a lot of good information on treatment, it's risk vs reward for us. No matter what we do. At least we do have treatment options. We don't want these illnesses to get into our displays. It's why I did put Eli in the qt. I could not risk what eels bring in with them.
 
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WOW. I had no idea my thread popped off with so much useful dialog. Of course, I received no notification :face-with-rolling-eyes::face-with-rolling-eyes::face-with-rolling-eyes:.
Thanks everyone for sharing your input. It has given me a lot to think about for sure!!!! I love hearing what you guys think and have experienced. :star-struck::star-struck::star-struck::star-struck:
 
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@Mibu so update on the flatworms. I siphoned out several into a jar with 6 ounces of water. I put two drops of the flatworm exit in. Waited 20 minutes before I had to leave. Those little things are still alive! :eek: :eek: :eek:
what the heck? I’ll check on them again later. But surely, that would have done the trick if it was going to work, right!?!?
 

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@Mibu so update on the flatworms. I siphoned out several into a jar with 6 ounces of water. I put two drops of the flatworm exit in. Waited 20 minutes before I had to leave. Those little things are still alive! :eek: :eek: :eek:
what the heck? I’ll check on them again later. But surely, that would have done the trick if it was going to work, right!?!?
They may not at all be effected by fw exit. Next one to try is peroxide, got a hob filter going?
 

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And so you know, I am not making this up. Just like with flatworm exit, some are resistant to peroxide.

Most algae also hates peroxide. It shouldn't hurt coral in the dose used to kill byropsis and stun fws.

What this guy says is 'Add 5 drops of peroxide and observe the reactions. If they start swimming in circles that is a good sign" To 1 cup of tank water.

Grab some flatworms, let them settle before you add peroxide.
 
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And so you know, I am not making this up. Just like with flatworm exit, some are resistant to peroxide.

Most algae also hates peroxide. It shouldn't hurt coral in the dose used to kill byropsis and stun fws.

What this guy says is 'Add 5 drops of peroxide and observe the reactions. If they start swimming in circles that is a good sign" To 1 cup of tank water.

Grab some flatworms, let them settle before you add peroxide.
I think I have heard that peroxide can be very harmful to shrimp. Have you read or heard anything like that?
 

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I think I have heard that peroxide can be very harmful to shrimp. Have you read or heard anything like that?
Oh right you got shrimp in there. That maybe a no go. I have only used peroxide to kill pests on new corals. Never truly added to my tank. Hmm I'll see if I can find anything that says it is safe to use with shrimp

Edit: The amount of peroxide needed to handle flatworms will murder your shrimp, this is a no go.
 
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Oh right you got shrimp in there. That maybe a no go. I have only used peroxide to kill pests on new corals. Never truly added to my tank. Hmm I'll see if I can find anything that says it is safe to use with shrimp
I guess if I needed to.. I could take the shrimp out… the only reservation I have about that is I will want them to go back in once done. And catching them in the cube will probably require a scape tear down
 
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I don't know, I think flatworms can crawl and lay eggs on shrimp too. This is a trauma....
Just checked on the jar… despite them crawling around all angry in the beginning, they are back to just chillin and very much alive. :angry-face:
 
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