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Old 02-16-2020, 05:42 PM
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Does anybody know what meds are banned? I know that insecticides like Bayer Complete is banned. This is helpful in treating AEFW. But never heard about fish medications being banned.

Is there any article or paper about this?
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:50 PM
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Fwiw, i was told by LFS anything labelled as "medicaton" was banned in Canada.
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I don't know what is banned but I have noticed many websites have nothing under medications anymore.

I have been doing the tank transfer method and so far the puffer is alive and doing really well. It's only been 4 days since I last saw spots so it's too soon to say but hopefully he survives. I have cupramine ready in case he shows any signs of distress again.
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Everything is banned. All The antibiotics, any of the parasite meds like prazipro and cupramine,. Even herbtana and melafix pimafix were taken off the shelves.

It was an expensive month when they banned everything . Bought a stockpile
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www.humble.fish for some alternatives, diy copper and hybrid TTM.
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@GreenSpottedPuffer sorry to hear this and thanks for sharing your stories. It's terrible to lose what we cherish. I have read light is crucial for the parasite so maybe somehow stop light from getting to the QT?

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I have been doing this. I read the same.

The puffer is still not showing any signs of velvet but he does now seem to have a bacterial infection on his fin. Likely a secondary problem from the velvet and also less than ideal water conditions.
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www.humble.fish for some alternatives, diy copper and hybrid TTM.
This is where I got the idea to try a TTM. My expectation was that it will at least give him some relief and keep him alive which it has so far. I am now hoping it will actually work to get rid of the velvet all together. If it's successful, I should know in another week or so.
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Sorry about the problems you're having...

The easiest and best way to control velvet/ick is with a properly sized UV sterilizer with proper flow rate and a good bulb.

The next best method is copper sulfate, which you can still buy on Amazon.ca, in a QT. You'd need a very accurate scale and a way of testing the copper levels. Copper needs to always be above 0.16mg/l but not above 0.26mg/l. It's also best to add some citric acid to the mix to help it stay in solution better. Sorry I don't remember the recipe anymore... it was a long time ago I used to use it.

I'd never try treating fish with h2o2 as it will burn they're gills.

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Sorry about the problems you're having...

The easiest and best way to control velvet/ick is with a properly sized UV sterilizer with proper flow rate and a good bulb.

The next best method is copper sulfate, which you can still buy on Amazon.ca, in a QT. You'd need a very accurate scale and a way of testing the copper levels. Copper needs to always be above 0.16mg/l but not above 0.26mg/l. It's also best to add some citric acid to the mix to help it stay in solution better. Sorry I don't remember the recipe anymore... it was a long time ago I used to use it.

I'd never try treating fish with h2o2 as it will burn they're gills.

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Thanks for the info. I did see copper sulfate on Amazon but I wasn't sure if my puffer could handle it or not.

I have run a UV sterilizer on most of my larger aquariums in the past and always felt they helped a lot. I will be doing the same with my new tank.
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UV sterlilizer is good for Ick and Velvet?

Do you have any literature on this?
Everything i've read says otherwise... but i'd like it to be true.
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