Excellent articles, I love when you guys have the links.
I'm still on the line with this being ich. I won't be adding any more fish for a bit so I figure if it is ich after all I will see a re-emergence of it then at some point in the next few weeks.
I was thinking UV
as an added bonus in this situation but if it kills pods
then I won't be adding one.
In reading the symptoms it doesn't appear that they had any, there was no flashing, heavy breathing or apparent infestation. The fish only lost their appetite the night before death.
Of course if it's not ich I may still be looking at velvet being the cause.
I still have the question though of how the fish died so fast. I've read the ich articles and seen ich on fish but it seems they last longer than a day or two with it. I'm not sure about marine velvet though.....
Wish I had taken pictures of all the dead fish, as none of them had any other physical abnormalities other than what appeared to be burn marks.
I'm still hanging in there, hoping for the best.