I have lost all my fish. The tang I put in my tank was healthy and all my fish were healthy. My water conditions were good. The tang, I got from a friend. He had it for a couple of years and has had no problems in his tank. I kept it in quarantine for awhile. But once it went into my tank, the ich started. I can only guess that my tank had ich, and has had it for some time. My fish were obviously healthy enough to keep the ich from getting out of hand. I ended up taking all the fish out of my tank and treating them in two QTs, but they got a fungal secondary infection and one-by-one, they passed on. The only one I had left was the powder blue tang, but eventually that one passed as well.
So...I'm leaving my reef tank empty of fish for a couple of months to make sure all the ich dies off. Then I plan to start a new community. My tank is 125G with some LPS
and an LTA that is huge. The water perameters are always good, so I think the tank is healthy.
Anyway, any suggestions on fish would be appreciated. I thought of doing like maybe 4 tangs. Or one or two tangs and maybe a maroon clownfish. I wouldn't mind something schooling, but don't have room for a lot of fish. Maybe six at most??? I have good flow and a 20 gallon sump for helping with the bio load, but I don't want to overload it. I'm planning to get two fish at a time, QT them for a couple weeks, then repeat once or twice depending on what fish I decide on.
If you have some experience with fish species/size versus my tank size and you'd like to chime in, please feel free. I definately want some interesting fish that will be fun to watch, since i'll have them for a long time.