View Full Version : Pictures of the dreaded Velvet disease

07-19-2007, 10:20 PM
Here's some pictures I got today of the velvet that is plaguing my 5g and 10g tanks. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Sorry for the blur but you can see the heavy gold dust on the pectoral fins and a spot near his mouth
See the gold spreading up from the belly and along the pelvic spine
The bright strip on this oto is actually shiny gold. He's the only one with such a strip so I figure its velvet. He also has it sprinkled on all fins but you can't see it in this picture.
This ones the hardest to see but maybe you can see the gills reflecting gold and another gold spot at the tip of his black marking on his head.

I'm really hoping the Coopersafe will knock this plague out. I'm SICK of it!

07-19-2007, 10:22 PM
Omg poor fish.. I hate it when fish get sick! :(

Lady Hobbs
07-19-2007, 10:54 PM
Sorry your fish are ill now. You need to get that treated right away.

It is easily treatable.


Parasitic. Single cell parasite that attacks around open wounds and then spreads to the gills.
Yellow brown or gray looking dusting on the body area. Most noticeably around the Dorsal fin area. Fish are panting and scratching.
Any commercially available medication.

07-19-2007, 11:16 PM
They are being treated right now. I've been reading and it can take up to a month to cure it. I've already tried Maracide with no luck. I waited a couple weeks and changed a bunch of water and now I'm trying Coppersafe along with reducing light and uping the temp. Hopefully all that together will be enough to kill this nasty s#@tuff.