Originally Posted by Lynne Abley Burton
Hi everyone - an introduction to the group!
The last two I bought from a source where I couldnt inspect them properly (tank high on shop wall cordoned off from close inspection by public)(I am upset and absolutely kicking myself for the loss of the lovely fish and my stupidity with all my experience buying fish I couldnt see properly but they were pretty special angels) carried velvet and bacterial infection - all the angels are dead - the two smallest clown loaches were then covered in velvet - guppies affected but not badly although 1 or 2 have died.
I have been treating with Esha 2000 and Esha Exit and the situation is improving but has depressed me quite a bit.
Today I bought another tank to set up as an isolation tank for new fish and also to use for my guppies again when no new fish are being bought. It is shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but a step in the right direction I know.
So I wanted to join a group for some feedback - to help pick myself up cos I love these creatures and have felt very down since the angels died and my other fish were put into danger.
I went back to the store where the sick fish came from and there was some left in there covered in velvet and they were still selling them!! I spoke to the manager and complained very loudly and they eventually said they would quarantine the tank - they are not a good store and I will NEVER buy from them again.
Anyway sorry this is so long winded - thanks
So to update on what I wrote yesterday - I removed 50% of the tank water today and re-treated with full dose of both Esha 2000 and Esha exit - the instructions say I can do this with stubborn cases of Velvet protozoa - the two youngest and smallest of the clown loaches are in a bad way and covered with the **** stuff and I have lost a few guppies although they are as tough as old boots having been born and bred in this water for many years!
It is an emergency treatment trying to save these two fish which I have had for 2 months now and they were doing so well - of course they are vulnerable to outbreaks like this - if they pull through it will be a miracle - I NEED a miracle right now!!
This is day 7 of treatment and am I any nearer to the end of it............I really dont know!