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    To much velvet going around from the wholesalers and then most LFS run low level copper which hides velvet and ich. I run everything through CP unless it is not a CP tolerant fish. Copper for the fish that can't tolerate CP. I have 2 QT setup in different parts of the basement, so over 10 feet apart and separated by walls, no need to worry about aerosol transmission. 14 days of CP or copper, moved to sterile QT and observe for a few days, then 2 doses of Prazi 5-7 days apart. I then monitor for a few weeks and usually toss in a black molly during the observation period. Everything goes through 6 weeks minimum, 8 weeks for tangs minimum. Two 76 day fallow periods within a year made me QT everything properly and take no chances. Especially when the first one was a velvet/ich combo that ended up wiping out all my fish.

    I will change my procedure as needed, if I freshwater dip the fish and see flukes, I will run the prazi first. If you are going to observe only and not medicate prophylactically then I would observe for over 30 days. If the fish came from a system with low level copper it could take that long to show any signs.

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    I just picked up a pair of powder blues. They came from a system with low level copper.

    They went into a qt tank dosed with cp right away. A few days later I lost the first powder blue.
    I am in the process of trying to save the second one.

    The more I think about it the more I think I am dealing with velvet.

    my recommendation is to medicate the tank especially with all the velvet around.

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    1st week observation( see how fish eats...)
    2/3rd prazi
    4/5th cupramine
    6th observation
    Learn the hard way! Nothing gets into without quarantine!
    Good luck

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    Qt is definitely the way to go. I can't believe some people still don't QT. That like going to vegas you eventually will crap out lol.

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    IF you trust your supplier do you still qt then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    IF you trust your supplier do you still qt then?
    Well you donít have to......but personally, Iíd never just throw a fish in my tank regardless of who I bought it from. Iíve had ick, flukes, you name it way too many times.

    QT is a pain, but so is running to the fish store to grab medicine that never seems to work anyway.

    Many here would disagree with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdonkey View Post
    Well you donít have to......but personally, Iíd never just throw a fish in my tank regardless of who I bought it from. Iíve had ick, flukes, you name it way too many times.

    QT is a pain, but so is running to the fish store to grab medicine that never seems to work anyway.

    Many here would disagree with me.
    I agree worth the 14 days of QT

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    Quote Originally Posted by GugsJr View Post
    I agree worth the 14 days of QT

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    I do 14 days too, but so the tank transfer method, completely replacing the water every three days. Huge Pain and you need 2 QT tanks.....but it works.....at least for ich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdonkey View Post
    I do 14 days too, but so the tank transfer method, completely replacing the water every three days. Huge Pain and you need 2 QT tanks.....but it works.....at least for ich.
    I always lose fish using this method. I go 1 10 or 29 gallon tank depending on quantity or size of fish.

    Once they start eating prazi for a week, then copper for 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by GugsJr View Post
    I always lose fish using this method. I go 1 10 or 29 gallon tank depending on quantity or size of fish.

    Once they start eating prazi for a week, then copper for 2

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    I use tank water from my DT. This way, the new Fish are in conditioned water....and I get a partial water change.

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