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Old 04-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #31 
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Didn't say anything about snails =S

BUT it did answer some other questions xD

I know I have to take the snail out because the bottle says to remove invertebrates, but if I take it out WILL IT REINFECT THE TANK? DX That's all I need to know >.<
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:58 PM   #32 
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ask Mardel and see if they know
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #33 
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It certainly might reinfect the tank - then again, it might not. Velvet is pretty nasty, and tends to get on EVERYTHING so I'd think the chances of having him carrying it on his shell are pretty good. Also, the coppersafe may leave traces in your tank that will harm the snail (or any new snail) that gets introduced.
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=/ I'm not taking the risk of reinfecting... :c
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #35 
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It certainly might reinfect the tank - then again, it might not. Velvet is pretty nasty, and tends to get on EVERYTHING so I'd think the chances of having him carrying it on his shell are pretty good. Also, the coppersafe may leave traces in your tank that will harm the snail (or any new snail) that gets introduced.
so snails are carriers of velvet but not infected with it?
then will velvet die off the carrier if it fails to find a host after a number of days/weeks?
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so snails are carriers of velvet but not infected with it?
then will velvet die off the carrier if it fails to find a host after a number of days/weeks?
I don't know if they can be "infected" or not, but even your decorations can house the parasite. That's why it's recommended to treat in tank and not in quarantine for parasites like this. That way, the decor is treated as well.
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oh i see, wow then the inverts will need a separate tank while the main tank is treated for velvet, or will they need a separate tank from that point forward? I guess this explains why Coppersafe comes in gallon container....
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Did the heater I swapped out infect the other tank even though I ran it under burning water from the sink and dried it? If there's even the slightest chance, what can I do to prevent an outbreak early on?

THIS VELVET IS GOING DOWN


@Otterfun, I found a small 4oz bottle of coppersafe o:


Also, I;ve been using the same gravel vac for all the tanks, did I infect all of them? >.<

Would AQ salt be a good thing to add to kill it early on just in case? I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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Did the heater I swapped out infect the other tank even though I ran it under burning water from the sink and dried it? If there's even the slightest chance, what can I do to prevent an outbreak early on?

THIS VELVET IS GOING DOWN


@Otterfun, I found a small 4oz bottle of coppersafe o:
at this rate, i think you will run out of 4oz fairly soon.
i am treating a potential velvet with one fish while in QT, glad I did not release it into the main tank. I am using a Rubbermaid container and treating with ES (some minor pine coning), Coppersafe, and Maracyn Plus (liquid) in case of secondary infection as per instruction sheet. I see that the QT water is clearing up. it used to be cloudy before I used the concoction above and when I was trying to figure out what it has.
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Finally got some good pics! (yay for iPhones)

Sorry about the glare from the flashlight and flash D:


You can see it mostly on his fins, hard to see on his body in the pictures.
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