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ich or velvet?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Illness and Disease' started by BettaFishMommy, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. BettaFishMommy

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    What would you say? I'm thinking ich but other knowledgeable fish folk say velvet.

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    It looks like ich to me. Does it look like the fish has been sprinkled with salt? Cuz that's ich. Velvet looks more like the fish is dusty, from what I have read (I've never experienced it myself).
     
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    This is a friend's fish and I haven't seen it in person, just pics.

    Other fish folk are saying velvet but it usually doesn't show up like the bigger spots in this pic. possibly dealing with both parasites?
     
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    I suppose its possible. I would only caution to be very careful in treating scaleless fish like loaches. If it were my tank I would start with treating for ich and go from there. Salt and heat can go a long way to many aquatic health issues.
     
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    That's ich, unfortunately I had this a while back ago and my loaches didn't make it, you need a loach safe ich med for scaless fish, I think rid ich makes one specific for loaches, and a lot of other companies do as well
     

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