RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A Quick And Easy Treatment For Marine Velvet?

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  1. MASA Admin

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you’ve got fish that is sick with marine velvet (Amyloodinium ocellatum), just treat it with hypo salinity. That will kill the velvet.

    The rest of the story: I hear the hypo salinity treatment for velvet A LOT which is sad as hypo salinity will do very little if anything against velvet. As described in my marine disease and quarantine guide, Velvet has been found down to specific gravities of 1.002 (2.6 ppt). Therefore, velvet will merely laugh at a hypo salinity treatment and walk away.

    If you’ve got a marine velvet affected fish, I recommend copper treatment in a quarantine tank of course! Don’t put copper in your reef display tank!

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