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    Posted: December 10 2016 at 2:18pm
If a sick fish is in qt, and dealing with ick or velvet, and has labored breathing.. is it better to have high flow or very low flow?

if i run its hard to breathe, so does that logic apply to a fish that has to constantly swim to not get blown around? or is it the better water flow eases effort to breathe?


(treating a puffer with ick and his breathing seems more labored under low flow, but high flow blows him around a bit)
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What kind of Puffer? Most do not handle a lot of flow. It tires them out. That's not what any animal wants when they are sick.

What temperature is the water. Water at 70 can hold a lot more O2 than water at 80. Unfortunately, most QT discussions about the Ich parasite want us to raise the temp to speed up the parasite populations life cycle, thereby speeding up their demise.

What is being used to treat this Ich and how long has it been going?

Has Garlic Oil (see my best treatment for Ich in the Reefkeeping Tips, linked below) been used in the feeding?

Honestly though, by the time a fish is breathing hard, it's usually past the point where elimination of the parasite matters. It may already be succumbing to the more devastating effect of a bacterial infection, brought on by the battle with Ich, often fatal. Sorry. I believe that Parazipro is sometimes useful for bacterial infections.

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Low flow and lots of surface turbulence.
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