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post #1 of 4 Old 09-02-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Plants handle copper?

Hi,

does anyone know if plants will be okay with copper medication like coppersafe or cupramine. My fish has velvet, I been using tetra parasite guard bc its okay with plants but its not very effective and I want to switch to a copper based medication before my fish dies from stress.

I have dwarf hygro, dwarf sag, wisteria, java moss and ludwigia repens.

thanks so much!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-02-2013, 09:41 PM
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Hi,

does anyone know if plants will be okay with copper medication like coppersafe or cupramine. My fish has velvet, I been using tetra parasite guard bc its okay with plants but its not very effective and I want to switch to a copper based medication before my fish dies from stress.

I have dwarf hygro, dwarf sag, wisteria, java moss and ludwigia repens.

thanks so much!!
You need a QT, Coppersafe wiped out all of my plants. I used it to try to kill pest snails and eggs. Killed plants and snails.

Consider the needs of your fish before acting on your desires.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-03-2013, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip, I have quarantined all my fish and they are undergoing a treatment with Cupramine.

Does any know how long velvet will remain alive hostless? I plan to do a 14 day copper treatment for my fish, if my tank remains empty, will all the velvet parasites die by the time I am done?

I do not want a second round of infection, I don't think my fish will live through it...
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-04-2013, 05:07 PM
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IMHO one of two things could happen.

1) plants die.

2) plants remove copper from tank.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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