Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:08 am Post subject: Re: velvet disease? help!
I believe that you will need a combination of salt, Merck methylene blue, and darkness to rid your aquarium of this pest. Your dosage is inadequate. Methylene blue is required in a concentration of about 5 ml every 5 liters. If your tank is 100 liters, you will need 100 ml.
Acriflavine, which is found in Rid-All red, will also be useful, however, you have gouramis and plecos in your tank, and usage of any medication containing copper will be extremely bad for them. In case the Rid-All red which you procure is a combination of acriflavine and malachite green, this might be bad for the above mentioned fish.
V.V. IMP: - DO NOT USE ANY GREEN COLOURED MEDICATION with GOURAMIS and PLECOS.. Most green coloured medication contains Copper in the form of malachite green.
Keep the water level low (about three fifths or maybe even half), so that all water changes will end up costing you less, in terms of water disposed, and medicines replaced. Water change of upto 80% will be required daily, and you will need to add the salt and Merck Methylene blue to the replaced fresh water. This will have to continue for 10-14 days.
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:22 pm Post subject: Re: velvet disease? help!
thanks a lot netherwinterknight for valuable advice i have added salt and wraped tank with dark cloth about adding methylene blue i am confuced it is mentioned on bottle 2ml for 100 litre for permanent treatment
according to link you have mentioned wc should be done after treatment is completed however water change is not a problem for me but maintaining darkness during water change won't be possible
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:38 pm Post subject: Re: velvet disease? help!
Water change is because, there is no biological filtration after methylene blue treatment. MB kills all beneficial bacteria. So, ammonia levels will rise, and fish will get stressed out, and might even die.
Darkness may be an issue, but, brief periods of low light are okay.
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