How to kill Ich and marine velvet parasite in saltwater aquarium: saltwater fish dying


I have an eBook on Amazon for $2.99 that walks you through the entire process of killing ich and marine velvet for good. Check the link in description. I have saved many fish in many tanks by following this process on how to kill ich and marine velvet. Good luck to you all! Any questions let me know. I learned a lot about ich because my fish were in need of help. I finally found out what the issue was. I had a parasite in my tank. I lost a handful of fish in my aquarium. I couldn’t figure out why they were out of it and not eating, and dying after 3 days. garlic guard will not kill the ich parasite. thank you by the way for watching. I didn’t expect this video to help so many people. I am going to show you how to kill the ich parasite. if you do not remove ich from your aquarium it will kill all your fish guaranteed. this doesn’t kill the parasite, it just helps your fish to heal while in the quarantine tank. you must get all your fish out of your display tank and put them in the quarantine tank. it is here that you will dose the copper solution / cupramine by seachem. your fish must be kept in your quarantine tank for a minimum of 5 weeks! NO FISH should be in your main display tank during this time. You are basically removing your fish from the main tank to let the parasite die. The fish will be safe in your quarantine tank (the copper solution will kill any parasite in your quarantine tank.) once you kill this parasite it will never come back. no amount of stress will cause your fish to get ich if it isn’t in the tank to begin with! just a quick tour of the sump my tank is reef ready, meaning it is already drilled. eshopps 120 skimmer you want to get a skimmer rated for a larger tank than what you have so it cleans better.

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  • THAT DONT WORK

  • UV LIGHT WILL HELP

  • DR G IS THE BEST

  • ICK WELL DIE IN THE TANK IF THEY DONT HAVE ANY FISH IN THE TAKE SO THE ICK CAN FEED AND THEY DIE IN A WEEK

  • YOU WILL AWAYS GET ICH IT WILL AWAYS COME BACK

  • THANK YOU, I NEVER KNEW THAT I GUESS I'LL BE MORE CAREFUL EVERY TIME I GET A NEW FISH

  • Do you have UV water sterilizer?

  • I have Marine Velvet and thanks to Steve again for his research and clear path to ridding it. Started my Biocube QT last night. Caught my Maroon Clown with no problems. That's the only fish I have left 😞 and he is one of my favorites. He's doing well. I used Cupramine in the QT and have ordered Seachem's Dip for corals. Lesson learned, I will always QT everything before going into DT. I never had this problem back in the 90's and I never QT'd anything in my 90 Gal reef tank. The worse I ever got back then was a Mantis shrimp. Thanks again Steve as I searched high and low for an answer.

  • I have to say that I have had incredible results with the Dr G's anti parasitic caviar, "as long as it is given at the first sign of an Ich infection" . I have successfully treated my fish, 3 Yellow Tangs, one Achilles Tang and one Powder Blue Tang. It took about 6 weeks and two bottles (2 capfuls /day) for it to completely get rid of it . It has been a year now and I have no signs of Ich in my aquarium. This is a great product but will only work if the fish has not lost it appetite from the parasitic infection. Hope this helps

  • How do the clowns and six line wrasse get along?

  • great videos thanks for explaining stuff in laymans term so i actually understand this hobby better

  • Hi mate your doing great,small tip put something in your quaritine tank that your never guna use in your main tank for the fish to hide in,behind ect or they'll get more stressed….a fish thinks if it can't see you,you can't see it and when you buy more fish in future lower the salinity fish handle it better the slowly raise it less stressful for it your corals might close up while you do this but they'll be fine

  • love the children !!!
    thanks for the info!!

  • I had a beautiful aquarium. I got ich and finally got rid of it after loosing many fish. As bad as that was I replaced the fish and got some kind of red worm. The worms were so hard to get rid of I finally just gave up and drained the tank. The worms kill the snails and shrimp etc that help keep the tank clean so then you get other problems.

  • Ich like dark colored fish. (Blue tang especially )

  • 20 MIN to tell us that, and that was your condensed version, Jess!!!!!!!!!!God your long winded, I skipped your 19 minute tutorial. And listened to the best 6 seconds ever.

  • I just bought a damsel and a misbar clownfish really recently thank god I paid attention to the diseases out there that'll harm them. Hopefully, (wishful thinking) I dont have to deal with this in the near future but I will prepare myself and get a spare tank and the copper treatment when they need it I love my fish to death, thank you so much for the videos

  • Can you use a filter on a tank that is been treated with copper?

  • I'm new to the hobby with a lot of questions but I will just ask you one more. I have a sponge filter in my hospital tank And want it to know if cupramine will kill the good bacteria from the filter? Thanks in advance

  • question…how did you transfer the fish from the QT to the DT, did you acclimate the fish to the salt-free ro/di water, and if so, how did you then transfer the fish from the salt-free ro/di water to the DT? I just wanted to know the details because i am starting this process today and i wanted to know how to successfully transfer the fish without the worry of copper in the DT. Thank you for the great informative vid!

  • so cupramine will kill ick , marine velvet , black spot and clownfish disease? My coral beauty angel and sailfin tang have ick . my sailfin also has black dots on his body. one of ny clownfish looks like he has white slime on him

  • Anyone have luck with API super ich cute?

  • bro I hv 4 goldfish lice is der nowadays fishes r struggling wt to do

  • i see your vidios. You have very interesting and beautiful vidios) Do you know that i also have vidios here. If you want u can see and subscribe to my channel👍👍👍👍👍

  • Sorry I'm panicking lol so I have a copperband and a yellow tang in a QT tank with copper and iv noticed that the yellow tang has white marks around the eyes! I think it's hllt !! Or lateral line disease ! Is it contagious? Should I return it to shop? Does this mean my copperband has it? Cheers for your help mate

  • You hit the nail on the head! Starve the parasites in the display tank and quarantine your fish. Do you have any advice for killing aptasia?

  • I don't agree with the having to ALWAYS quarantine every fish. There are some fish that don't ship well that quadrating them makes things worse…also some fish, mostly bottom dweller fish have a better protective slime on there bodies and get ick less often, along with other diseases. I do agree though that your method does work well…when your dealing with tangs especially and clownfish, or any fish that swims a lot its best to do what you did…other tanks with more creptic fish can have ick in them forever basically and it usually wont bother the fish because there more disease resistant.

  • I have fresh water corys and I think they have velvet.do you know if its safe for me to treat them with copper cos I have tried other things and it wont help.

  • Hey rotter what can I do to Kill all of these marine velvet parasites. I have vids up on my Channel of what I'm doing to get rid of them but I'm not sure if it's enough to get the job done. Can you take a look and tell me if I need to do something else to help this process

  • Ok kool will do the tank is now full with fresh water (no salt) just with rocks that was live lol. But ok will do

  • can you just throw in a peice of copper pipe? XD

  • found ich yesterday, my tank is 5ft with 24 fish some have it most dont at the moment. i dont have another tank to put them in or much money to set up another tank so how big would you suggest bearing in mind in a big tank they get on.thanks you're very helpful.

  • Asking for help here…

    42 Gallon Bow Front. All my fish died because of Ich. I have 2 starfish, and a few snails left in the tank. Live rock, no corals. Salt at 1.024, water is perfect.
    I continue adding some food everyday, for the invertebrates. Adding some Kent Marine, Garlic Xtreme; daily.
    How long should I wait til I can add some fish back in?

  • My betta has velvet…. its in a hospital tank now…

  • if you have a pistol shrimp with the goby they will pair up

  • love the white gem ;)-

  • Ich can die after 6 week with no host to feed from. so you can get rid of it.

  • I had 3 clown dies i guess I had ick or marine velvet I'm dosing Seachem Cuparime and I'll wait for 3 weeks

  • That kid really wants to be in the video 😀

  • Going to setup a saltwater fish only tank. After cycling, Can I just treat the main 75 gal tank itself since I Don't Run carbon or have corals.Will have about an inch of sand in bottom. After the 6 weeks run carbon and do frequent water changes to remove the cuprimine. will add dead base rock after.

  • Ouch rookie move no inverts in fish aquarium. Invert in there own tank just clown. Fish. Fresh water dip inverts then isolate for two weeks.

  • What ever you say Steve your the expert. When your tank blows let me know it will go. Then I will tell you why. Regards Al

  • Steve it's not all about ich it's about tank crashing from dead inverts when your not there bro. If an anemone dies the tank will pollute in less then an hour. That tank looks like a 70 to 100 gal. Very handsome young man Regards Al

  • Your son is so adorable

  • Good advice. My Nanocube 28G is still my main tank 😀

  • I had to do the exact same thing when I used to run my 75G SW.

  • Think I saw Gozer the Gozerian in your fridge.

  • Hey hey RT…. How long does it take for the parasite to dye? I had a outbreak of inch or marine velvet about 7 weeks ago.
    I removed all fish 6 weeks ago. Some made it. And are living at my local reef store. Anyway, I've thinking about adding a new fish this week. Do you think parasite is dead after 6 weeks with no fish in my 55 gallon?

  • Hey Steve, I got some photos for you, I can't tell if it's velvet or ick, can you give me your best get? could I get an email to email them to you?

  • I was gifted a cube with water and reef already made. unfortunately my first fish died after 4 days. I'm hoping it's just because I stress it out. It looked good the first three days but after adjusting the temperature I went to work and when I got back the fish was laying in the sand. I'm going to try one my fish before I scrap it all. I have a new tank I'd like to set up tomorrow with all Live rock and wet sand and water from the reef shop

  • is it okay to add stuff into the main tank during the 6 week Cycle. say I wanted to add an anemone while my fish were in the QT tank

  • All my 10 salt water fishes just started dying from yesterday morning and by evening all were dead, expensive about $25-$65 a piece I'm still mad. The big yellows were the first to go followed by the 'Dori's' , Nemos(clown fish) put up huge fight paddling around but later fell to the bottom of the tank dead. The 75 Gal tank looked clean and they been living in it for 2 months now playing eating and swimming well. When I looked at the dead fishes they were covered with a slimy white coat, looking close I saw the tank too had this coating on the glass and plants and rocks in the tank. This coat wasn't there last week where did it suddenly come from? I drained all the salt water cleaned the tank and replaced it with tap water dechlorinated and added NO marine salt because I'M DONE with salt water fishes, I'm now getting ready to go stock up regular fishes.

  • Glad you didn't give up on the tank.

  • I know this is based on saltwater aquariums, but in my fresh water tank I had Ich, 70% of my fish had the disease. I raised the temperature to 80F, added 30G of freshwater salt and it all cleared, killing two fish only. I've had the tank for a year since, and no more Ich since that incident.

  • its always the blue tang

  • I have a six line in a 20g tank and it has ich (velvet)

    I wasn't thinking about it at the moment but I netted him and moved him into my 55g but never let him escape my net. It's probably for about a minute then putting him back in the 20g remembering all of a sudden about ich. I hope there isn't a huge chance of it getting into my 55g tank.

  • Great info thanks. Im going through exactly the same thing right now except adding the copper, i was afraid to but im going to do it right now.

  • Will these rules and the information in the other video you have about ich prevention (it's like 12 minutes long) also apply to Uronema? I just took out my chromis who died to Uronema and now have an empty reef. Should I just wait 8 weeks to add anything? Thanks!

  • I use cupramine in my QT also. What copper test kit do you use? Seachem or another brand?

  • Love your videos. May i ask how do you change water in the QT and how often if there is no biological media?

  • I have no fish left in my tank is there anyway to treat my display tank that has corals in it

  • Rotten what should your copper read? ppm?

  • Hey I hope you see this message. I did everything to prevent ich and my chocolate chip tang got it ich. Started feeding dr. Gs. Will this help???

  • I used to hate electric kits.. Then I bought one because my drum kit took up too much room… Loven the electric kit because I don't have to tune the bastard!.. I'm getting a 16 gallon tank soon I have a 8 gallon with a clownfish , coral banded shrimp and hermit crab.. Ah lots of beginner errors made but so no ich problems my clownish Sushi has had a parasite/worm on its gill since I bought him though over a year ago. Going to use the 8 gallon has a QT tank!

  • hi.. i would like to ask, in fowlr system only, when dosing cupramine do you need to remove the live rocks since some ppl are saying it will absorb the copper and give false readings and may leech out the copper during treatment period over time raising the levels unexpectedly? seachem say LR over 6 months wont absorb since there will be a bio film over the LR, but many beg to differ. Any thoughts?

  • So after 6 weeks in qt. No parasites in main tank? I'm going thru same problem my fish been in qt for 5 weeks now

  • on Qt Filter can we use the carbon filter?

  • i know i have to keep my fish in qt for 8 weeks but my question is change 50% of water everyday or every 2 days so add the copper when i change the water thru 8 weeks or when can i stop adding the copper?

  • I'm dealing with the same crap right now. Did this process work out for you. I also have an extra 28 cube in the garage and thinking about using this method. I already dosed the main tank with copper bc I had no choice. Plan to trash the sand and bleach the rocks. Is it possible to get the copper back out of the rock?

  • Love the shirt

  • Awesome playlist mate,I have never had ich in my reef yet but after watching these videos I will be ready if it ever happens

  • Good video I’m going through something similar in a planted 55 gallon with shrimp and snails I can’t medicate so they are going into a hospital tank and I’m adding copper to my main tank

  • this what im going threw now

  • Hi there r no fishes left in my tank due to white spots they died living invertebrates like anemone , rednob star , cleaner shrimp and snail's how do I get rid of white spots from the water

  • the toxins wont be there unless you start chopping them up and messing with them all the time

  • Seachem Cupramine Copper 250ml to kill ich and marine velvet in quarantine tank
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  • Hi, How many days should the effected fish need to be in medication using Cupramine ? My clarki clown is in the early stage of Itch. Also my next question, can we treat with cupramine to any fish, from the same tank, to any other fish, which is not effected with itch ?
    Pls suggest.

  • I have 4 feet tank 18 inch high how many sugar I put in my tank and how many time

  • How many time I feeding to my fish and can put sugar every day or in one weeks

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  • Going thou this now .Lost four fish in three days .Rest have gone into quarantine tank yesterday .Added Cupramine by Seachem. I've put full dose into quarantine tank after .All the rest of fish are doing well and feeding after thirty six hours . My question is how long are you leaving the main tank empty of fish . Plus how long for the ich to die off in the quarantine tank and the main tank . Many thanks

  • Copper Power guys! After initial setup and fish more than likely you will get Ich. Then add Copper Power in less than recommended dose (even if you over do it won't hurt anything). Ich will be gone in a couple of days. I have some coral and inverts and doesn't affect them. Have my Reefer 450XL for over a year now and no Ich or velvet in sight.

  • Can you please tell me how you quarantine fishes after getting this from quarantine and add it to Display tank ? In quarantine tank there is low salinity and after giving fresh water dip how and where u quarantine fishes ? In which water ? Because in fresh water fish may not live more than 5 minutes I think and quarantine takes times by adding water slowly

  • Hey Steve, first off let me tell you. the info you provided is awesome. I have some questions. I bought a blue tang and a few days later it looked like it has ich. then the next night i couldn't see the white specs just like bumps. My question is do i need to take all the fish out and QT? the other fish are not showing signs of ich. Also i have a sand sifting goby in my display tank will he be ok in a tank with no sand?

  • Can we add skimmer in quarantine tank ? Or it should be only with small filters and oxygen ?

  • Steve, thanks for sharing. Aquaforest ( AF Energy) and other coral additives like KZ- has copper based solutions intended for corals- yet, you can kill two birds with one stone. (copper sulfate).These are very low doses that will eventually alleviate and stop the disease from multiplying.
    Just a thought to share!

  • Freshwater swim…? Please explain

  • Hi. I have your same situation. Did this work please?

  • You gonna need sand for the goby tho

  • Hi steve, i’ve been quarantine my fish with cupramine for a week, some of them eating well and just the blue tank sometimes a bit funny. Do i put the cupramine more every couple of day or just put more everytime water change?

    Thanks

  • Did you ever have any problems with ich in your nano cube?

  • Is the copper safe for a snowflake eel? It looks like my porcupine puffer has ich on his fins and contemplating the quarantine tank, I was told by my pet shop to use a product called Nox Ich which they said will treat the whole tank without getting a quarantine tank it is a blue color

  • Can’t kill ich using cupermine 0.5 won’t die freshwater dip fish won’t die what can I do

  • If the fish don’t die fish already lost a powder blue

  • Question… after you give the fish a fresh water dip, surely you wont put them back into the old copper treated water, as that would defeat the purpose of the fresh water dip, so what do you put them in to acclimate them to the DT? Im at the 10 week mark and I dont want to screw anything up at this point!

  • Copper power can be used to treat icy and velvet at the same time ?

  • Or just keep the new fish in the quarantine tank and not dump everything in there.

  • Did this work good I'm about to do this to all my fish?

  • I am starting to think 90% of tanks have ich. Fish health and their slime coat might have something to do with it being evident or not. Hopefully someone comes up with something better soon.

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