After watching this fish for 3 days at the LFS
I purchased it and after acclimation placed her in my FOWLR
. No other fish in the tank was or is showing symptoms. Tonight day 2 in my tank she began flashing.(Scratching) I do not have a quaranteen tank which is why I watched her for 3 days before the purchase. She is eating well and continually grazes on some diatoms in my tank.
I see no spots of any kind on her. ??? Could it just be stress? How long before Velvet or marine ich is noticable on fins or body. ? Could it be something else?
I was just informed by my wife that the dealer placed this fish in her bare hand to bag! Grrrr. Could it be a slime coat damage and since I did a 20 % water change that day before placing the fish in the tank with a water conditioner containing a slime coat enhanceing product should I just wait and see if the condition worsens or other symptoms become evident?