Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Central Coast, California
Had Velvet: what to do about tank, help please
My Betta Sammie had Velvet. I removed him from his tank a few weeks ago and treated him in a hospital tank. Last week, I thought he was finally recovered from it so I put him back in his main tank. He relapsed and the parasite entered his gills. I moved him back to the hospital on Monday. He died last night.
Question: what about the main tank? There are only snails and shrimp in there. I read that Velvet will eventually die without a fish host. Can I wait and get fish after awhile? Should I somehow nuke the tank and start over. Should I only raise shrimp and snails?
I miss Sammie already and hope I can eventually replace him, but Velvet is such a nasty parasite, I don't want to see another fish have to struggle with it.