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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!!
 

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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.
 

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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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IMHO one of two things could happen.

1) plants die.

2) plants remove copper from tank.

my .02
 
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