My tang I was trying to sell which is in my 45 gal
reef tank has now got ich...surprise surprise. I have been reading up on treatments but am going overseas 16 Oct for 12 days so don't know if I will cause more harm trying to start hyposalinity treatment in the meantime. My daughter won't be able to continue with the treatment while I am gone as it's too involved. I am lucky if she will feed my fish so a water change or two for the DT will be a bonus ( or a lie that she's done it ).
I have been feeding my fish with garlic soaked seaweed the past 5 days to try to keep it at bay but it's not working and is stressing me trying to work out the best way to go with treating this or at least subsiding the effects until I get back. Who else reads forums and researches since 3am on a Sunday morning? I need to do something today before I go back to work tomorrow. My LFS
recommended Polylab Medic which I was skeptical about so researched ( yes I research now BEFORE I buy ) and is a treatment over a 10 day period. I was planning on buying this today but also saw a post where it was used and the tang's eye swelled and the anemone didn't like it.
My water parameters were off with my nitrates and phosphates when I last checked and shocked me so have been doing more regular water changes - 3 this week and I used a gravel cleaner tonight to make sure I picked up any waste but could only get to some areas of my tank. Maybe the high nitrates and phosphates are why 2 of my duncans have started dying too???
It's all happening at once