Ich/Velvet treatment

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  1. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

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    If a fish has ich in a tank and you remove it to treat the fish, and then place it back in the same tank within a few weeks, you run a high risk of simply re infecting that fish. Why remove it to treat then if it is so ubiquitous?


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    Agreed
     
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    That Totally Makes Sense!

    For dust I guess it was what I was seeing on my yellow tang and puffer and went away by itself before.
     
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    In this case how I am supposed to make sure my DT being fishless after 6 weeks is safe without using Cupramine?
    If you think still after several weeks still there is a risk?
     
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    Velvet needs a host to survive. So if your display is fishless it'll die out. Although the life cycle of velvet is 6 weeks I'll just fallow it for 3 months to be more definite.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the useful information!
     
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    Yup! It's quite common!
     
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    So it this case I can say that I did not have parasite before. Powder blue tang brought it all!
     
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    Needs to go fallow for 8-10 weeks (the exact time frame is debated online. Commonly see 72 days thrown around.)


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    If it goes away and then comes back in a few days, and then goes away, this is common for ich. Just keep looking.


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  12. SamHa

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    Is there any good way to prove that it is ich or sand?
    I saw it happened multiple times ! White spot on my yellow tang/puffer appeared and went away later! But the Puffer liked to play with sand and blow them out!
    How can I say it is dust sitting on them or ich?
     
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    If there is a significant ich bioload on the fish they will start swimming differently, slap/rub substrate.


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    Tangs are ich magnets....
     

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