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Old 04-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #21 
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FYI, Safe Meds for invertebrae, I think Maracyn & ParaGuard might work for Velvet??
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #22 
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I believe velvet is fungal and Maracyn is an anti-biotic. =/
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #23 
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I believe velvet is fungal and Maracyn is an anti-biotic. =/
oh, ok, thanks for pointing that out, now I know I should not use it, thanks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #24 
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Ok... nothing is working.

It's getting WORSE. He's covered in it, and some of his scales show signs of him rubbing against things. Time to get nasty... what's a good medicine? I can take out the snail and put him in the QT tank. Is the snail infect too? Or does velvet only affect fish?

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #25 
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I'm going to get coppersafe, should I remove the snail/would it kill the snail painfully? If I do remove the snail... would it reinfect the tank if I add it back? If the coppersafe won't give the snail a painful death, I might leave him in there to be euthenized... (I feel terrible)

Would I still need to continue the blackout and aq salt?
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Bump =/
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #27 
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Don't despair. I was sure my fish were all on death's door because they had stopped eating and had ulcerated wounds around their heads where they had scratched themselves raw. But they did eventually recover and it definitely got worse before it got better.

I would definitely continue with the blackout. I found salt did nothing for velvet and so I stopped using it when I commenced with actual medication.

I am not sure how your snail will cope. My pond snails seemed unaffected by the copper medication but they could probably survive a nuclear fall-out.

Is there any way of removing the snail completely to another container during treatment? Or does it have to stay in there?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #28 
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I have another tank I could easily put it in, I'm just concerned that by putting the snail in the QT tank and then putting it back would reinfect the one with the betta... I'm not going through this again.

My question is, do snails carry velvet/are they affected by it? Could I rinse it's shell off under water from the sink? Lol


I think I'll leave the salt in though because hes torn his fins from scratching, and his fins seem to be "wilting" :c


Also, will it be ok to add the coppersafe with some of the Rid Ich still in there?

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:35 AM   #29 
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Could somebody PLEASE answer my question so I can put the coppersafe in?


"My question is, do snails carry velvet/are they affected by it? Could I rinse it's shell off under water from the sink?"
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #30 
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read the FAQ on this link and decide:
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