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Old 07-31-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Velvet

How can I treat for velvet when I have snails?

It's obvious on one of my platy girls, but assuming the platy, neon and Cory fish all probably have it then?

Please help! Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Can you remove the snails into a separate container for the duration of treatment?

As long as you don't use a medication with copper, or salt you should be able to treat with the snails in there though.
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I could, but I thought copper could activate in the future from the substrate, etc and kill them?

What is the best non-copper medication to use?
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I never knew that, but I also never use copper based medications.

I don't think most medications have copper in them, but here's a list of good active ingredients to battle velvet without copper; malachite green, Methylene blue, formaline, and acriflavin. Leaving the lights of during treatment will also help.
Again, those are active ingredients, not medication names, but one medication I almost always use for everything that works really well is Furan 2, I believe it has malachite green and definitely doesn't have copper in it
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Awesome! Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:29 PM   #6
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You are welcome! Hope you find something that works for your fishes, good luck!
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