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Old 12-21-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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The dreaded white spot/velvet

Had this problem several weeks ago.. So took all of my fish out of the main tank and put them in quarantine.

After abotu a month in the quarantine tank, they all looked fine and there were no spots or dusty marks remaining. I had been treating them with copper.

Put them back into the main tank on Monday and today, Wednesday the powder blue is covered in dusty white again!!!!

I have managed to catch him and put him into the other tank, but he is looking really bad, laying on the bottom and hardly moving. I really think that he wont survive the night.

So, what has happened?? Is the white spot or whatever I have still in the tank? Or do you think it is a problem with the powder blue. The other fish look ok, but they did before anyway.

I really dont want to have to remove all of my live rock etc again just to catch the remaining fish...

Any ideas greatly accepted.

Many thanks

Mark
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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The original treatment was most likely successful (?) but you did not fallow the display tank long enough. I am assuming you are refering to Cryptocaryon irritans? The tank would need to be fallowed for a minimum of 6 but preferabley 8 weeks.

If you leave the fish in the main, they will most likely become re infested in time as would any new fish added.

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