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Old 08-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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That's crazy, never heard of such a thing!! Sucks to have that and have to wait 6 weeks.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #12
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Velvet is deadly but it takes longer than a single night to infect and kill a fish.
"it may be too late by the time you realize your fish has velvet"

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Another link which may help. It says "This type of ich is one of the most common causes of a wipeout, or an abrupt loss of all the fish in a saltwater aquarium."

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/ich...h_oodinium.htm
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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"it may be too late by the time you realize your fish has velvet"

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Another link which may help. It says "This type of ich is one of the most common causes of a wipeout, or an abrupt loss of all the fish in a saltwater aquarium."

Marine Ich, Velvet or Coral Fish Disease - Learn to Diagnosis and Treat Oodinium

Yes, I understand that. But the OP has added fish in the tank and had them die in less than 24 hours. Unless every fish he has tried adding to the tank was already infected with velvet and on its death bed then I don't see this as being the cause of the fish deaths in his tank.

While I will concede that the original fish population COULD have been killed by velvet; it takes longer than a day of exposure to kill a healthy fish.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #14
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Yes, I understand that. But the OP has added fish in the tank and had them die in less than 24 hours. Unless every fish he has tried adding to the tank was already infected with velvet and on its death bed then I don't see this as being the cause of the fish deaths in his tank.

While I will concede that the original fish population COULD have been killed by velvet; it takes longer than a day of exposure to kill a healthy fish.
What do you think killed the fish while the corals are doing fine?
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A contaminant in the water is the #1 most likely culprit. A distant second is the possibility of an acute bacterial infection that remains viable in the water column which imho is a remote possibility. Nothing else would kill a fish fast enough to be the case.
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You mean those contaminants will not affect corals and invertebrate?
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That's a distinct possibility. We have no idea what corals and inverts are resistant to.
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I am tending to agrees with Mebbid.. I also thought it was velvet but after huge WCs and addition of uv sterilizer, it is still happening. I think I will do a 100% WC and start from scratch. Every single person seems to be stumped and its the only thing I haven't tried.
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It's got to be water quality. Tap water is full of contaminates. If people saw what is in their tap water they'd stop drinking it.

Chromis still alive(for now) but they are pretty hardy fish. Op says corals seem ok but are they really? All softies so more tolerant but are they thriving or merely getting by? Are phosphates and nitrates really 0? Perhaps algae is growing and consuming it.

We could use some pictures.
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I am tending to agrees with Mebbid.. I also thought it was velvet but after huge WCs and addition of uv sterilizer, it is still happening. I think I will do a 100% WC and start from scratch. Every single person seems to be stumped and its the only thing I haven't tried.
Please use rodi. If not available at your lfs then please consider investing in your own filter. You've probably spent the cost of one in lost livestock by now.
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