How do I treat velvet in a shrimp tank? I think the H. Formosas caught it from an un quarantined plant T_T...
The larger female is flashing and clamped... I took her out and have her on 4tsp Aq salt...not sure the temperature thing works for velvet like it does for ich :/
And don't think the RCS will appreciate 86F...
I'm a total disease noob... I wish I qted that plant now D: Never did, cos I never had fish in the jar... T_T
*bangs head on wall D:*
There's also fry D: they're a bit glittery too now but acting normal.
The used treatments are based on salts of copper. Since not all fish tolerate this type of medication, take cautions before applying.
As alternative to the treatment with salts of copper are the salts of quinine or the methylene blue.
Some species of the parasite also obtain energy through photosynthesis, then cover the aquarium can favor to the weakening of the parasite.
To increase the temperature of the water can help to the treatment, because the parasite's life cycle is accelerated.
Velvet can be treated with Acriflavine (trypaflavine) or copper. Both substances have potentially serious side effects and it is therefore important not to overdose and to gradually change the water in the aquarium once the treatment is completed. Copper can poison and kill a fish while Acriflavine (trypaflavine) can cause infertility in fish. Use 0.2 mg copper per litre aquarium water or 1 ml Acriflavine (trypaflavine) per litre aquarium water. There are some information that increased temperature 80F + /27C + might help cure this disease but this has not been confirmed and using copper or Acriflavine (trypaflavine) is recommended.
I can lend you an old diatom filter I keep for emergencies. I don't think that'll do it by itself, but if say, you removed the affected fish and then ran it on its old tank a few times, perhaps in combination with some other treatment, you'd be golden.
Just make sure it's Flubendazole not Fen that you buy.
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