No flukes. He’s not gasping for air. Just hasn’t ate and seems a little lethargic.This still looks like ich to me. If the fish is gasping, breathing faster than 120 gill beats per minute, that could be diagnostic for velvet. Did you see any flukes drop off during the FW dip?
Good deal. Any tips on getting his appetite up? Might be just because he’s new into the QT but I’ve tried frozen brine, formula 2 flakes, and nori and haven’t seen him eat yet.Velvet would cause rapid breathing by now, I still see this as ich, glad there weren’t any flukes!
Not really much you can do for a fish not feeding due to illness. Just be sure to remove uneaten food and keep trying frozen brine (likely most attractive) so that when it is ready to eat, you’ll know it.Good deal. Any tips on getting his appetite up? Might be just because he’s new into the QT but I’ve tried frozen brine, formula 2 flakes, and nori and haven’t seen him eat yet.
I still just see an older ich infection...distinct white spots plus some white mucus areas. Worse than it was yesterday. Respiration is around 120 gill beats per minutes, so about 40 higher than I'd want to see, but still below that I would expect to see in a mature velvet infection (180+). Ich can be really stubborn when it reaches this stage, and I've lost fish at this point even though I treated them properly.Still thinking Ich? I’m not sure he’s going to make it. Not much more I can do can I? I’ve got Copper running at 2.0 and Metroplex, Kanaplex.