Urgent help needed Potters Angel fish

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  1. Rors

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    Please help folks.

    In quarantine, fish has turned a greyish color with cloudy eyes, fins look as though the are eroding.

    I suspect marine velvet. Fish is not eating, swimming at surface, gasping for air.

    Water is good, no ammonia or nitrates, ph is good...
     
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    I would suggest to add a airstone in there for a while( To assist in the exchange of gasses presently). When last did the fish eat ? Please also explain your quarantine methods used, did you medicate ?
     
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    There is a hob skimmer which airates, 60L tank, powerhead turned down, tank water from dt. Bought fish on Friday. Fish hasnt eaten since I bought it. Ive dosed cupramine since this morning when I observed what I believe is marine velvet. Tank is bare bottom, no media or rock etc. Im not concerned about my quarantine method as it is correct and has worked for all 11 other fish in the DT. Is this velvet or am I wrong?
     
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    is the salinity normal?
     
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    Have you dosed any meds?
    When did you get the fish?
     
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    Salinity is 1.025 got it on Friday, Sunday evening it didnt look happy. This morning I dosed cupramine as I know time is of the essence if it is velvet.
     
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    Sounds a lot to me like Brooklynella, does the fish produce some slime? Normally with the whitish colour and swimming at top gasping for air is some of the symptoms of brook. Did this fish come into contact with your main tank yet?
     
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    No slime at all, no contact with main tank, since I dosed the copper it has calmed down and isnt gasping for air.
     
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    Keep an eye with copper, pygmy angels not to fond about that
     
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    I know, I have treated with 0.5ml instead of 1ml because of this.. Hope it works
     
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    Hope so to man, did he eat over the weekend?
     
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    Yeah he did, very lil
     
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    If possible please take a pic from the side.
     
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    Dont give up, holding thumbs for this fishy
     
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    I'm very sad to say, this morning he passed away...
     
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    IMO check where you got him, I would maybe not buy more stock from there...

    The only time I've lost a fish was from a specific supplier, took me a while to figure out but then swapped and never lost anything again.
     
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    Sorry to hear....:(
     
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    If it was brook then you need to treat the water in your quarantine tank to clean it out nicely and refill with new water i have seen it on tangs sorry about your loss
     
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