Originally Posted by Sylverclaws
That reminds me of the guppies I had a while back who came in with a mix of ich and velvet.
Ive looked at pictures of velvet, but I think the pictures are a little blurry that I took, it wasn't in sheets per say, just dense globs in spots.
Where did you get the fish? What your fish have looks a lot like what my fish had but much more severe for you. So sad to see fish die. I researched velet online to see if my fish had it and photos and description did not quite match . Velvet is a dinoflagellate disease, but there are many... species of dinflagellates that are grouped together as " velvet". I think we have an uncommon species so its harder to diagnose. Started treating as ich but then no improvement. Looks like unusual form of velvet.
I got my fish at my local Petsmart because there are no other freshwater stores for miles. And thats interesting. But isn't the 'best' way to cure velvet to keep water conditions prime? I could be mistaken for another disease, but I thought that was for velvet.
Whatever this is its protozoan … Those pics seem like what my new angelicus would have been had I let it advance more . For this "super ich" I'd stand by any true anti protozoan meds. I RARELY resort to medications but this thing apparently calls for it
I agree, its obvious that the typical treatments don't work, but it seems that by the time you find out that it's not regular ich, its too late to get the medication for what it actually is.
Im wondering how common this new protozoan is and where it is coming from, Agent13 where did you buy your angelicus from? And how long before the spots developed?
Another thing I curious about is why 2 of my guppies got it so bad, but my cory and the lat guppy seemed to have regular ich, with in a week of hear/salt, the few spots on those two fell off and since the last guppy died i cant say for sure, but the spots have made no reappearance on the catfish. Anyways, we need some fish expert to come in and diagnose this so everyone can be sure haha.