Why did my sailfin tang catch velvet or ich?

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I bought him 10 days ago he was fine and happy, now he has severe ich or velvet water parameters are good, etc., 90 gallon tank hes 2.5", im gonna upgrade soon, tank mates are yellow tang(smaller but they got along) wrasse firefishes and pajama cardinal fishes, he actually chased the tang from time to time but no nipped fins tbh they got along 90% of the time
 
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It is what happens when you don't treat, had it the entire time and the fish is stressed currently. Keep it fed and it should recover as long as it is ich and not velvet, or QT and treat with copper or TTM. I normally never treat for anything but recently upgraded my tank so figured I would treat my livestock before they move to the new tank.

QTing is a pain as it requires a lot of extra space for everything and time to treat. But I enjoy my fish like I do any other animals in my house and want the best for them so I setup a 32g trash can for QT since I had an extra brute can.
 
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It is what happens when you don't treat, had it the entire time and the fish is stressed currently. Keep it fed and it should recover as long as it is ich and not velvet, or QT and treat with copper or TTM. I normally never treat for anything but recently upgraded my tank so figured I would treat my livestock before they move to the new tank.

QTing is a pain as it requires a lot of extra space for everything and time to treat. But I enjoy my fish like I do any other animals in my house and want the best for them so I setup a 32g trash can for QT since I had an extra brute can.
What if its velvet?
 
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Its very pale not sure if its velve t, i think is on its way it happened so fast in like 12 hours
 

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Here is a vid

 

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If he's upside down and breathing heavy chances are he's a loss, are you doing a water change right now with the water being so low? I would get flow moving to aerate the water. I can only see one video but in any event, you may have to quarantine the others.

 

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Do you have any shrimps who can treat/help the fish? If qt fish is impossible because of rocks and corals, shrimps are the only hope
 
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