So, I am pretty sure my Multi female has velvet. The last 2 days she has been lethargic, spitting out her food, and getting pale. TodayI hit her with a flashlight and there is an obvious golden hue to her. She also has a few small patches on her head that almost look fuzzy. Sounds pretty textbook Velvet, right? Confirm/Deny?
The question is what is the best way to treat her. Her tankmate hasn't shown any signs of illness, but he does have a light gold dusting and has been spitting out his food too. I am going to treat the whole tank.
What do you recommend as treatment? I have already done a 50% water change, lowered the total level, and raised the temp to 84.
Tank = 10 gallon divided. Normally solid at 81 with a sponge filter.
PH - 8.1
Ammonia = 0 (maybe a trace)
Nitrate = 0
Nitrite = 0
No change is food (NLS and Omega 1), conditioner (mix of Prime, StressCoat, and IAL tea) or anything else.
The other, and more serious question: There is a slight but very real chance that I could have contaminated my breeders that are currently conditioning in another divided 10g. Neither show ANY symptoms (M1 looks better then ever and is blowing the nest of his life. The Black Fire chick is more colorful and active then I've ever seen her. No gold anywhere) Should I treat both tanks the same?
Note, The black fire chick was in the Multi's tank, but was taken out friday, before the multi started acting funny.
Help me out, folks. Should I treat both tanks and what medications do you swear by for Velvet and "maybe-velvet"?
poor quality pic, related.