Man Aaron this stinks. Sorry for the ich out break.
As far as the qt
is concerned, it will really do no good to qt
him unless you qt
all your fish and leave your main fishless for 6 weeks or more. Here is what I would do depending on your bio-load:
Go to wally world and get a 30g rubbermaid tub, you know the somewhat clear ones, and set it up. It will be just as cheap as a 10g and be alot better on the fish. Mix up 30g of salt water tonight. Tomorrow evening put 15g into the new qt
, and take out 15g from the main. Add the exsisting freshly mixed sw
to the main. You are not going to be able to cycle the qt
, but if you have a sponge or something from the main or maybe even some bioballs you could seed the qt
. Put you in a heater, a nice hob
filter with just a sponge in the back, no media, a PH
, and cupramine and start your qt
journey. This is what I have done. You will need to use a decent light towards the end of treatment to really get down and check the fish. You will also need a Seachem copper test as well. Your only other option will be to use hypo, but youll need a refractometer.