View Full Version : Ich or velvet or ??? good picture att'd

10/16/2011, 08:43 PM
Looks like ich but have tried ich treatment. Opinions please! My beloved puffer, Mr. Wiggles has been the happiest, most darling, smiley guy even now when he's miserable. It's heartbreaking, and he's had this for at least 6 weeks and steadily gets worse.

thanks much,

10/16/2011, 10:53 PM
Looks like really bad ich - if it was velvet he'd be dead already.

10/17/2011, 12:59 AM
looks like a really bad case of ich and also secondary bacterial infection (the cloudy eyes). what's the ich treatment that you used? please read the stickies for information on ich and proper treatments

you will need to use hyposalinity on the puffer as puffer can't take copper treatment.

how did ich get into the system in the first place? did you introduce new fish without QT?

10/17/2011, 11:37 AM
velvet is a fast killer and usually kills within 24 hours leaving no time for treatment. I would also say thats it ich in which case you would need to set up a QT tank and treat ALL of your fish in there. Ideal treatment for puffers would be hypo but I know of some people who have used cupramine with success.