Ich/Velvet treatment

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by SamHa, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    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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  2. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    Agreed
     
  3. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    Agreed
     
  4. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    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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  5. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    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?
     
  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    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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  7. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    Thanks everyone for the useful information!
     
  8. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    Yup! It's quite common!
     
  9. SamHa

    SamHa Supporting Member

    So it this case I can say that I did not have parasite before. Powder blue tang brought it all!
     
  10. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    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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  11. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    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

    SamHa Supporting Member

    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?
     
  13. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    If there is a significant ich bioload on the fish they will start swimming differently, slap/rub substrate.


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  14. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    Tangs are ich magnets....
     

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