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I think I have velvet in my reef thank! I was thinking at first it was ich but yesterday my blue tang died, I have two clown fish that have white spots and a naso tang that is looking pretty rough not swimming much this morning. He was last night but did not eat. My scopas tang is swimming and eating fine but I have noticed more of brownish spots on him. I don’t have a QT tank at the moment will be getting one this afternoon and put everyone in there and treat with copper? I have order cupramine, not sure if it’s the best thing to treat with? I’m still doing research on this as I’m a newbie and never heard about it. [emoji2362]


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Sorry to hear that. I think copper is your best be with this.

It's interesting to see what the first victims were. When I had a couple outbreaks of velvet, my blue tang and clown were the ones that never got it, even though I was not able to catch them to put them in QT. You just never know who is going to be the hardiest fish.
 
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Quick update

Lost a naso tang, 2 clowns, and a royal gamma. Everyone is in quarantine with coppersafe since Friday evening. I have notice darker blotches on the scopas I can only see them when he is the lighter color. I really hope I can keep these guys alive. Keeping fingers crossed [emoji1696]. Anyone have any input on the scopas marks? 1904f5189b064647cbf32cd031aad870.jpg

Thank you all!


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Thank you [mention]Humblefish [/mention] I will look into it


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Scopas passed this am [emoji24] at this point I’m not sure if any of them are going to make it [emoji17]


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Whether it is Ich or Velvet, treating with copper in a QT will eliminate both. The DT itself should be left fallow (fishless) for 6 weeks at 81F.

As you are transferring the fish from DT to QT, a 30 minute peroxide bath will provide temporary relief if this is Velvet: Hydrogen Peroxide – Marine Fish Diseases and Treatment
So relieved with our new 6 week fallow period. We always suspected the higher temps would speed it up, but now we have the study. 🤗🤗
 

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