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    Default My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HELP !

    At first I thought my Discus got ICK, I raised the temperature to 88F, and they are gone, I am so happy that I do not have to use the Super ICK Cure, I waited for 8 days, and lower the temp back to 85F, these white thing comes back again, and one of them seems to have velvet instead of ICK, as the ICK would have been all dead. I want to buy the API GENERAL CURE, but found out that Canada bans all fish medication. I was lucky even to get the 2 bottle of Super ICK Cure, as that is probably left from previous stock. They got no more, then I learn our stupid Trudeau Government ban all the medication for fish coming into Canada as of Dec. 2018. That is so stupid, but why ?? I know our PM Is a jerk and a traitor, but I did not know he is crazy to ban medication for fish as well, so our fish is left to die, if they get sick ? since all those available ones in Canada are herbal ones and just for preventive. Anybody in Canada or USA from this site know what else I can use to treat velvet ?? I put the Super ICK CURE in last night and raised back the temp. to 88F, as it said it also treat some other parasites, but did not say what kind. Does anybody know if the Super ICK CURE contain Copper Sulphate, as the internet said that velvet should be treated with Copper Sulphate. Any suggestion how to treat Velvet ? I learn that high temp. controls Velvet, but is not really a cure.
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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    I've read that Ich can be heat tolerant. First, I would raise the tamp back up to 93 for about 10 days and see if it returns. Be sure to add plenty of air to the tank.

    If it returns, do you have access to formalin or formaldehyde? There is an eradication process I'll try to find on a backup that is a 4 stage process that includes methylene blue, salt dip and formalin.

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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    I think that what she has now is velvet, not ich. Velvet is bacterial and calls for treating with lower temps, 82 is perfect. The only treatment I know other than furan II is high doses of salt and HUGE WC as often as twice a day with stable water.
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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    I'm not too familiar with velvet. If what you say is correct, maybe a salt dip alone could be the solution if the other items aren't available.

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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    I knew that you would come to the rescue, Brian. I don't think that one heavy salt dip would work for this. Perhaps a dip, a day's rest then back to a medium concentration of salt. I'm just talking out of my hat. I only know Antibiotics. Everything I know about salt is what I've learned from you.
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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    Here's something Cary gave me years back. What do you think??

    Eradicate external parasites, bacteria, protozoa and fungus


    To get rid of external parasites, bacteria, and protazoans (gill flukes, etc.) in your tanks. I'll show how to do it with two tanks here.

    1. Transfer all fish to one tank (tank may be overstocked).
    2. Empty all water out of other tank.
    3. Sanitize tank as follows:
    - Spray inside of tank down w/ rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol)
    - Boil driftwood and rubber for 20 minutes
    - Soak sponges and put in microwave for 2 minutes
    - Soak everything else (canister filters, plastic, air hoses, etc.) in a mix of clorox and water
    4. Refill tank and run a fishless cycle on this tank. Be sure to do 90% waterchange before fish are introduced.
    5. Once tank is cycle, run treatment on fish
    - Set up four buckets, each at about 84 degrees and with an airstone
    - The 1st bucket should have 2 tbs. per gallon of non-iodized salt. The fish should be in this bucket for 6 minutes.
    - Remove fish and dip in 4th bucket with clean water
    - The 2nd bucket should have methylene blue at 4 drops per gallon. The fish should be in this bucket for 15 min.
    - Remove fish and dip in 4th bucket with clean water.
    - The 3rd bucket should have 1 ml per gallon formaldehyde 37%. This dip will last for 15-20 min. This is very important. The fish will act normal for the first bit, then they will come up to the top of the water and gasp for air. DO NOT remove them yet, wait until they start to fall to the bottom or when the time runs out. THEY WILL LOOK LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO DIE, BUT THEY WON'T.
    - Pull them out and dip them in the 4th bucket, and put them into the fresh tank. This tank should be at 84 degrees - no higher - and have 1-2 tbs. per 10 gallons of non-iodized salt. They will probably lay on the bottom on their sides for the first day or so. They won't die, don't worry. Don't feed for the first day or so, wait until they are swimming around.
    6. Break down and sterilize the tank they came out of
    7. Run a fishless cycle on this tank
    8. After it's cycled and the 90% waterchange is done, you can move the fish you want back into the other tank.

    This will eliminate the external bacteria/parasites/protazoans and clean your fish. This is the most assured and complete method to do so.

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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Here's something Cary gave me years back. What do you think??

    Eradicate external parasites, bacteria, protozoa and fungus


    To get rid of external parasites, bacteria, and protazoans (gill flukes, etc.) in your tanks. I'll show how to do it with two tanks here.

    1. Transfer all fish to one tank (tank may be overstocked).
    2. Empty all water out of other tank.
    3. Sanitize tank as follows:
    - Spray inside of tank down w/ rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol)
    - Boil driftwood and rubber for 20 minutes
    - Soak sponges and put in microwave for 2 minutes
    - Soak everything else (canister filters, plastic, air hoses, etc.) in a mix of clorox and water
    4. Refill tank and run a fishless cycle on this tank. Be sure to do 90% waterchange before fish are introduced.
    5. Once tank is cycle, run treatment on fish
    - Set up four buckets, each at about 84 degrees and with an airstone
    - The 1st bucket should have 2 tbs. per gallon of non-iodized salt. The fish should be in this bucket for 6 minutes.
    - Remove fish and dip in 4th bucket with clean water
    - The 2nd bucket should have methylene blue at 4 drops per gallon. The fish should be in this bucket for 15 min.
    - Remove fish and dip in 4th bucket with clean water.
    - The 3rd bucket should have 1 ml per gallon formaldehyde 37%. This dip will last for 15-20 min. This is very important. The fish will act normal for the first bit, then they will come up to the top of the water and gasp for air. DO NOT remove them yet, wait until they start to fall to the bottom or when the time runs out. THEY WILL LOOK LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO DIE, BUT THEY WON'T.
    - Pull them out and dip them in the 4th bucket, and put them into the fresh tank. This tank should be at 84 degrees - no higher - and have 1-2 tbs. per 10 gallons of non-iodized salt. They will probably lay on the bottom on their sides for the first day or so. They won't die, don't worry. Don't feed for the first day or so, wait until they are swimming around.
    6. Break down and sterilize the tank they came out of
    7. Run a fishless cycle on this tank
    8. After it's cycled and the 90% waterchange is done, you can move the fish you want back into the other tank.

    This will eliminate the external bacteria/parasites/protazoans and clean your fish. This is the most assured and complete method to do so.
    It would scare me to death to do that and the time it would take to cycle the main tank! But Cary is excellent. If he said that it will work it will.
    Mama Bear

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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    I stocked up on large jars of antibiotics for that reason, but they only have a self life anyways even in the fridge. You can still buy other treatments just nothing with antibiotics. Too much ending up in the environment. We all have to start somewhere for the future of us all, I guess. The General Cure would be no good for velvet. You can still get the prazi part of the mix, but no more metronidazole sold in Canada without a vet prescription and that is very costly. I'm not sure what one would use if they come down with Hex.

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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    Thank you Mervin, as I said all most medication are ban by our stupid Canada government, so when I clicked on it, it said it is unavailable

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    Yes, I have just read that they are thinking about banning all medication for fish. Try Here; it took me to check out and said shipping in Canada. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Seachem-Cupr...UAAOSwA~VaHwJi

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    I would give the Ich Cure a try. MG and formalin is also a treatment for velvet.

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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    Hi guy, thank you for all the advise, but now I am totally confused, the API super ICK cure instructions is 5 ml per 5 gallon, after 48 hours, treat it again and do 25% water change. I cannot follow the instruction, the tank will be so dirty with fish waste for a total of 96 hours. So after 48 hours, I scrub all sides of the tank and bottom, and doo a 50% water change, and add the medication again, the next day, it still have these white things that seems to eat into his skin, so instead of waiting for another 48 hours, I add some more. Now those stuff on the skin seems to be gone, but my Red Melon mouth is red and got one distinct red streak on the side of the mouth, and there is some white fuzzy stuff attached by a thin thread on one eyelid. Today, HIS EYES STARTED TURNING PARTLY CLOUDY AS WELL and the little yellow one the skin where the two fins come out is also red. I do not know if I over medicated the tank, or it is probably something else again which I do not know what it is, FUNGUS ? PARASITES ? OR BACTERIA But I know for sure it is NO LONGER ICK anymore as my 20 gallon tank, the pair with ICK has fully recovered after treating with API super ICK plus and raised temperature to 88F. This 35 gallons tank is the one which still got problem. I only got 3 fish in a 35 gallon tank. I am now putting in charcoal to remove the API Super ICK medication, as I checked every fish place and finally find one place got the KORDON RID ICH PLUS Which got less toxic chloride salt of malachite green and Formalin, it supposed to treat disease caused by external protozoan (single cell) parasites such as white spot disease, Ichthyophthiriasis, Costia, Trichodina, Chilodonella and saltwater external parasites such as Cryptocaryon and Amyloodinium . The medication can also treat fungal infections in fishes. Can somebody tells me what cause the mouth to turn red and the eyes is cloudy ? I do not have an extra tank that I can quarantine the Red one, but I probably won't as one of the yellow one also got red where the two fins is attached to. I felt so sorry for the Red one as at first she got nothing on her. It all started with one of the yellow ones got two dots of white on the tail. What am I going to to, I just hope this KORDON RID ICH PLUS which treat other parasites and fungus will work after the charcoal remove the other medication PLEASE KINDLY ADVISE !

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    Hi Crystal, I have no idea what is happening with your fish. However if I was in your situation I would start with doing a 100% water change and reassess. Also if the water is getting that gross then quit feeding the fish. Nasty water conditions does not help the situation. It also sounds like there could be an overdose issue. Brian and I are both searching about looking for a better solution. Can you please post some pics of the fish. Be sure the pics are less then 2MBs.
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    Default Re: My Discus now seems to be velvet, but medication I want not available, PLEASE HEL

    Hi Crystal, Sorry but I'm not familiar with the use of this med.

    Here's a link with instructions and and details https://goldfisho.com/api-super-ick-cure-review/

    I've searched the web and have seen many mixed reviews, some good and some very bad.

    I'd really like to see a photo and/or a video of the fish affected...

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