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    He ain't Heavy he is my marsh brother. lol

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    From my experience, what you described sounds like Velvet. The part where you said, “He wouldn’t move” is classic.
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    My poor fish. I just don't understand. Thanks for the info. I will look into that more.

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    Velvet wasnít that common even 5-10 years ago relative to ich. Now itís every bit as common, IME Iím sure itís a mix of factors, but there are exponentially more cases these days, it seems
    I don't regret the things I did wrong............ I regret the good things I did for the wrong people.

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    No it has effected my quarantine, wiped me out of thousands twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    Velvet wasnít that common even 5-10 years ago relative to ich. Now itís every bit as common, IME Iím sure itís a mix of factors, but there are exponentially more cases these days, it seems
    Agreed. It has wiped me out of thousands of fish twice now as well. Velvet is everywhere! And it starts with the wholesalers.

    That problem is you'll never see it coming because both medicate with copper but neither will go the full treatment regiment so when you get your fish, all symptoms have been masked and it looks asymptomatic. Then the pain comes as it wipes out your tank in 48 hours.

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    Every new fish I bring in now goes 30 days chloroquine phosphate treatment.......PERIOD!!! No more tank transfer for me. Just straight up CP. I love that stuff. Can be used in a fully cycled QT without killing the beneficial bacteria. And saves water over the TTM, which I can say from experience, isn't 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webster1234 View Post
    Every new fish I bring in now goes 30 days chloroquine phosphate treatment.......PERIOD!!! No more tank transfer for me. Just straight up CP. I love that stuff. Can be used in a fully cycled QT without killing the beneficial bacteria. And saves water over the TTM, which I can say from experience, isn't 100%.
    I do enjoy CP use as well. I only use copper for wrasses and if I ever get a hippo tang again as they have had varying results with CP. They seem sensitive to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXacrofarmer View Post
    I do enjoy CP use as well. I only use copper for wrasses and if I ever get a hippo tang again as they have had varying results with CP. They seem sensitive to it.
    I've read that about hippo tangs as well. Thank goodness I already have one and have had him for 5-6 years. Wrasses aren't an option for me since I run an open top tank so no problem there either. But I've about decided, if the fish I am wanting can't survive a CP treatment, I didn't really need that fish anyway. The number of tank wipeouts scares the heck out of me. It just isn't worth it to me.
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    Yes, tank wipeouts is akarming.
    On average 2 to 3 a week on R2R.
    Mainly due false information by the LFS as they say they quarantine the fish and the hobbyist assumes that is good enough.
    How many times ppl are asking here and other forums how to start?
    Many times it's not told your first tank to fill is your QT not your DT.
    IMO LFS shouldn't give any guarantees on fish period, even LA and DD.
    It's just a given thing that everybody and I mean everybody need a QT, nothing more nothing less.
    Basicly the same with corals, you want corals you need a light other your corals are doomed.
    If you don't know how or want to learn to QT a fish to bad you can either pay someone or don't enter this hobby, period.
    You can't legally drive a car on public roads if you don't have a license either.
    You even have to quarantine your own kids by having them up to date with shots before they can inroll into a school.
    To board a pet it needs to have their shots as well 10 days before you board them I believe.
    So why not QT your fish??
    Oh I get it, no space for another tank, your wife kills you when she sees that QT, cutting in cost cause a simple QT cost you less than $50.
    Well, I don't feel sorry if you don't QT but don't blame anyone else but yourself if you face a total wipeout.
    Ok back to the fun stuff, see you guys at MM park tonight, GO ASTROS!!!
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