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Old 09-14-2004, 10:35 AM   #11
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I would wait at least six weeks just to make sure it doesn't come back even stronger on the other fish. ALso do you QT your fish since that is a must if you don't want this to reoccure. Also, let us know your water parameters.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:12 PM   #12
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I agree. Don't buy any new fish. Since there are still three alive in the tank and seemingly doing well, I'd wait at least 2-3 weeks and watch them for further outbreaks. If ick is still in the tank, I think you'll know before 6 weeks.

Back to the QT question? Do you have one? If so, you might have to consider moving the 3 fish to it and leaving the main tank fallow for 6 weeks for the ick to die off with no fish hosts available. I presume from your treatment, there are no inverts or coral in the main. Are there?
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No I don't, just don't have the room ,maybe this would be a good time to find the room
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Speaking of a QT how does that work?, do you keep any fish in there to keep it cycling? do you do water changes like you would your tank fish live stock in it?
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Wow, I am so sorry to hear about your fish. I hope the velvet clears and your next fish are completely healthy. You might consider talking to the lfs about the puffer you want- offering to make a downpayment and then have them hold him for a few days while you watch his health... the lfs I worked at used to do that if requested. Most probably won't, but you never know until you ask!

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This is a good link about QT. HTH!
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Guess what, I took your advice and there willing to do that, check this out ,the puffer is a dog face puffer with a black mask, he is about six to seven inches and he is really cool, they have had him so long that he is trained, everytime I go into the store I look at his and the owner shows me that he puts his hand in the tank and hand feeds him, this puffer reminds me of a cat, likes to rub up on your hand, the guy wanted 150.00 but after talking to me and my saab story he dropped the price to 100.00 which is a good price for that size
He will alow me to pay him 50.00 down and 25.00 next week and the week after ,buy then my tank will be ready And I will own the puffer
I feel much better now, I love puffers, something about them
this place I found is very nice, he has every fish you can think of but not small like the local stores, in fact I was looking at a tang that was bigger then my poodle, not kidding you
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Sounds good, but I'd still be worried about the presence of velvet in the tank if that's what it was. What about the suggestion that you not add fish for 3-6 weeks - or treating the 3 remaining fish? Your LFS gonna hold the new puffer for that long?
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One other question that may help determine your fate....

What kind of fish are the three that are left? Don't know if there is such a fish that is velvet resistant (slimy coates vs. scaly), but if those three are, the stuff may be still in your tank and kill newcomers anyway.
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a tamato clown which from my understanding they come from the damsel and are tough fish and also a sailfin tang which did not even get affected but then again I give them vitamens and a huma triger which had a slight catch of it on one fin but has went away
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