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The parasite has a life cycle consisting of three stages:
- the dinospore, the infective stage, attaches to gills and skin of the host and loses its flagella to give rise to the trophont,
- the trophont, or feeding stage, penetrates epithelial cells by means of its rhizoids. After feeding, the trophont detaches from the host cell and falls to the bottom substrate where it forms a cyst wall to become the tomont, and
- the tomont is the reproductive stage and will produce the free-swimming infective dinospores.
- Hydrogen peroxide, 75 ppm for 30 minutes, repeated 7 days later. 
- 10 mg/L chloroquine for 21 days. Observe fish after treatment in case another dose is required.
- Freshwater Dip - as diagnosis tool and to give fish some temporary relief, or treatment method if done in conjunction with transferring to clean tanks, ala Three Day Transfer Method (every three days, three times).
- Marine Velvet / Amyloodinium ocellatum: a discussion of this Disease and its Available Treatment Options by Steve Pro - Reefkeeping Magazine
- Amyloodinium by Andrew Trevor-Jones
- Amyloodinium by Ashley Roberts-Thomson - Reef Culture
- The Application of Hydrogen Peroxide as a Treatment for the Ectoparasite Amyloodinium ocellatum (Brown 1931) on the Pacific Threadfin Polydactylus sexfilis by Dee Montgomery-Brock, Vernon Sato, James Brock and Clyde Tamaru - Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
- Marine Velvet
- Propagation in Cell Culture of the Dinoflagellate Amyloodinium, and Ectoparasite of Marine Fishes
- SEM Images of Amyloodinium ocellatum on the gills and skin of young tilapia
- (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.11.011): Pereira, J.C., Abrantes, I., Martins, I., Barata, J., Frias, P. and Pereira, I., Ecological and morphological features of Amyloodinium ocellatum occurrences in cultivated gilthead seabream Sparus aurata L.; A case study, Aquaculture, 310(3-4) (2011) 289-297.
- (http://icecapinc.com/informationcenter/articles/marine-velvetamyloodinium-ocellatum-a-discussion-of-this-disease-and-its-available-treatment-options): Marine Velvet/Amyloodinium ocellatum: A Discussion of this Disease and its Available Treatment Options, IceCap, 2008.
- (Noga 2010): Noga, E.J., Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2010.