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Old 04/04/2012, 09:12 AM   #51
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I believe I'm dealing with ick. The Anthias and dottyback seem to be recovering on there own without treatment. I still plan to remove them at some point and let the tank run fallow but there's no reason IMO to rush it and stress them out further. Now I really wish I would have just left the PBT in the tank to try and fight it out on his own. It might not have made a difference but the FW dip certainly didn't help matters.


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Old 04/04/2012, 12:23 PM   #52
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Keep in mind that velvet has a similar life cycle as ich, so it will fall off the fish to reproduce which will give the fish a temporary relief. Like MrTusk said, waiting kills the fish. I would really get ALL of the fish into QT for cupramine treatment immediately, be it velvet or ich. Both are killers, just that velvet kills much more quickly.

If you had a fish die in a day or two of showing white spots, it's almost always velvet. Ich doesn't kill that fast most of the time.


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Old 04/04/2012, 12:38 PM   #53
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I agree. I guess it would be more appropraite to say that I wish I had just skipped the FW and Formalin baths (too stressful) and put the PBT straight into Cupramine treatment... now that my gut says its ick and not velvet.

Like I said, I'm trying to catch the last two fish but I'm not going to tear my tank apart to do it.


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