Well to make a long story long. I cant seem to keep new fish from getting ich. I have a 50 gallon reef with fish that include yellow tang, clownfish, two damsel (have never shown signs of aggression), cleaner shrimp, diamond goby, 4 large turbo snails, and assorted night time critters.
Now the tang had ich one time and fully recovered in qt. He has never gotten ich again. My dream fish is a PB tang. I have had two attempts at adding a power blue tang both with the same result. I know a pb tang requires a large tank but i have a deal with the lfs
store that he will buy it back from me when it grows as long as its healthy. I just want to be able to have one even if its only a little while.
After purchasing, qt, and adding to display tank 6 weeks after ich was gone(hypo salinity treatment) it got ich after two weeks of being in the main tank. I removed it and repeated the quarantine process, same result after adding to display tank the second time. My tank was and still is 0 for ammonia, nitrates and nitrite, calcium is 420, ph 8.2, 8dkh, salinity is usually 1.023 adding ro
every day and weekly 10% water changes.
I was reading that although i am continuing to quarantine the fish, the tank itself might be infected and i should remove all fish into qt. I plan on doing this next month when i upgrade to a 75g. I will remove and qt fish, swap all live rock and old water, then add all fish little by little when ready. Which brings me back to the subject, when i qt all the fish, this qt tank is to be set up in my office at work to keep a closer eye. I know a bare bottom is advised but i would like it to look nice so i want to know if it is a real problem using a substrate.i would like to add new fish in the future, once all my fish are out.