I really never wanted to ask this question, but I have a bad feeling that I'm going to have to deal with this...
I've currently got (3) chromis, (1) bangaii cardinal, and (1) O. Clown in my main. Pretty much done stocking. I have a single 10g QT. Several folks told me originally this was too small, but hey... I won't need to house them all at the same time, right?
Let's just say - hypothetically - that I have an ich outbreak and want to quarantine them all and do hyposalinity. I'm thinking that rather than get a bigger QT, maybe I should just get another 10g? Any thoughts?
The three chromis just got out of the 10g QT, so I know I don't want to put more than that in there! But it seems like the clown and cardinal - since they get along great - would do OK in another 10g tank. Seems like all 5 in a 20g would be a little crowded... even for a QT.
Oh... and not that this is related to this question
but I noticed three little raised white spots on my clown tonight. I just added the three chromis 10 days ago, and for the first few days the clown seemed a little agitated having to share his tank. He'd chase them away if they got too close to his corner. After a few days, he mellowed out and even swam with them. But tonight, he seemed a little fiestier than normal towards them. He's still eating fine (garlic infused mysis for dinner tonight!), isn't flashing or anything, and isn't showing any outward signs of stress... other than being more territorial than normal. Even though all my fish have spent at least 4 weeks in the QT before coming into the main, I have a bad feeling about this.
So... what do you think: (2) 10 gallon tanks or (1) 20 gallon tank to house them all while the main goes fallow... if it comes to that.