Coral Beauty Velvet?

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Hello! One month ago I noticed some white spots on my Coral Beauty. It appeared to be Ich. As they were large and fell off after a period of time. After transferring him to a QT tank and copper treatment I see no positive changes.

He’s getting worse. The dots are now smaller — Labored breathing and struggling for oxygen. Does this look like ich or velvet? Is it too late to save him?

Thanks for any help!

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Hello! One month ago I noticed some white spots on my Coral Beauty. It appeared to be Ich. As they were large and fell off after a period of time. After transferring him to a QT tank and copper treatment I see no positive changes.

He’s getting worse. The dots are now smaller — Labored breathing and struggling for oxygen. Does this look like ich or velvet? Is it too late to save him?

Thanks for any help!

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It does look VERY ill. What copper product are you using and what is the current test reading?

Jay
 
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It does look VERY ill. What copper product are you using and what is the current test reading?

Jay

Seachem Cupramine Copper​

The current copper reading is 1.5 ppm, But the test is pretty old. Almost expired
 

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Seachem Cupramine Copper​

The current copper reading is 1.5 ppm, But the test is pretty old. Almost expired
Ouch- max is .5 and your treatment is overdosed. Place fish in clean container…. Do an 80 percent water change and go to .5 maximum level
 
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Ouch- max is .5 and your treatment is overdosed. Place fish in clean container…. Do an 80 percent water change and go to .5 maximum level
Do you think a fresh water dip would help? Ouch is right! I’ve moved him into a clean container while I get the copper correct! Thank you!
 

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Do you think a fresh water dip would help? Ouch is right! I’ve moved him into a clean container while I get the copper correct! Thank you!
FW dip may stress it more but you can try it with added air stone
It will be a risk though
 
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FW dip may stress it more but you can try it with added air stone
It will be a risk though
Thank you. I’ll hold off on the FW dip.

Ill send an update within the next couple of days. Thank you for your help! The coral beauty and I appreciate it!
 

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Seachem Cupramine Copper​

The current copper reading is 1.5 ppm, But the test is pretty old. Almost expired
Cupramine needs to be dosed between 0.5 and 0.6 ppm. The risk here though is if your test kit is giving false positive, you’ll drop the copper too low and the fish will die from its disease.

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The fish died. We did an 85% water change and dosed to .6ppm. Unfortunately his disease overtook him relatively quickly after that.

Thank you for all the help everyone!
 

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