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Old 02/16/2021, 06:14 PM   #1
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What I thought was VELVET???

1st may I start off with a thank you all for the incredible amount of help over the years!
This one s me stumped for sure! I thought for sure i was dealing with a Velvet Outbreak on a white cheek tang and a coral Beauty. In a panic I ran out and got the QT tank fired up. I did a fresh water dip (5:00) and put them both in the QT tank. Now they were covered in all the normal ways you would expect to see on a tang and CB. after a day in a QT tank with Cupeamine its gone I mean all gone as if it never happened gone. To be fair its been over 10 years since i had even Ick to deal with so i could hit the panic button to soon? Any thoughts? i can add some current pics but i did not take any yesterday in my panic.

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Old 02/16/2021, 07:57 PM   #2
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Itís not gone. Happened to my YT. Came back a few days later and within 48 hours my YT was dead.

Keep treating for it and treat aggressively!!


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Old 02/17/2021, 07:22 AM   #3
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I thought it was to good to be true. Do you know of any good reads on the causes?


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Old 02/17/2021, 09:34 AM   #4
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There is a lot of info over at: https://humble.fish/marine-velvet/


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Old 02/17/2021, 10:49 AM   #5
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thank you that is a lot a great info. Its a fine line of panic to act and making sure it really is what you think it is.


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Old 02/17/2021, 11:42 AM   #6
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Just had, what Iím pretty sure was, velvet take out my tank so Iíve been doing a lot of reading up on it.

That site has a lot of great info.


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Old 02/17/2021, 03:27 PM   #7
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it really does. i have been going back and forth on the UV and i think this may put me over the top.


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Old 02/17/2021, 06:53 PM   #8
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UV doesnít do much good in a closed system. It may kill some, but not enough to really matter.

Treat with a good copper med for 4-6 weeks. Leave the main tank fishless for 6-8 weeks.

Velvet can be nasty and quick.


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Old 02/18/2021, 07:36 AM   #9
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i wish i could, to much coral to treat the whole tank. i have the 2 in QT and are doing well all things considered. I'm keeping a close eye on the main tank and no one is showing symptoms or signs..


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Old 02/18/2021, 02:55 PM   #10
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I meant move all fish to QT and treat that tank with copper and leave main fishless. Or did you mean too much coral to catch the fish?


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