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Old 12-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #1 
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Most effective medication for Velvet?

So, my Delta Betta has velvet, and I've tried tonic salt and wunder tonic but they both didn't work!

I'm going to go buy some medication for it, but what is the best/most effective you've used?
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #2 
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I heard Coppersafe is a good med for Velvet.
Besides this med, why don't you go with the traditional method of a high temperature and AQ Salt?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #3 
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I rung up the pet store in the city to see if they had it (I live in the country - saves a big trip) and I just got a huge lecture on using copper to treat them. Sigh. I didn't ask for his "expert lecture". The owner of that store isn't too nice.

And that's what I done and it didn't work. AQ salt is tonic salt here :)

I'm going to just go and see what they have on Monday as I have to go there to get a new culture, anyway!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:14 AM   #4 
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Most effective is probably malachite green, unless you're talking about drug cocktails.. there are some meds which mix several drugs that are stronger than malachite green alone but those are REALLY harsh and I would stay way. Like Quick Cure.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #5 
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Coppersafe.

Sodium chloride is believed to mitigate the reproduction of Velvet, however this treatment is not itself sufficient for the complete eradication of an outbreak. Additional, common medications added directly to the fish's environment include copper sulfate, methylene blue, formalin, malachite green and acriflavin, all of which can be found in common fish medications designed specifically to combat this disease. Additionally, because Velvet parasites derive a portion of their energy from photosynthesis, leaving a tank in total darkness for seven days provides a helpful supplement to chemical curatives. Finally, some enthusiasts recommend raising the water temperature of an infected fish's environment, in order to quicken the life cycle (and subsequent death) of Velvet parasites; however this tactic is not practical for all fish, and may induce immunocompromising stress.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #6 
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Thank you all a lot :)
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #7 
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I have actually seen other members who had very good luck treating velvet with quick cure..
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #8 
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quick cure is malachite green and formalin. It's strong and effective but super harsh. There are even others which mix three meds together and I've seen fish succumb tot he stress of the med before treatment could be completed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #9 
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I went and brought Malachite green today. A few people have recommended it so I've given it a shot. I've just treated the tank with it, raised the heaters temperature, and covered the tank in a few towels so it's mostly in darkness. I hope this works - Delta tails are really rare here.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #10 
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I hope your guy gets better soon.
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