Originally Posted by Ziggy953
Because the CBB is such a delicate fish I did not QT it at home. My CBB was QT'd at the LFS
for a couple of weeks before I got it. I know it was a risk but it was a calculated one. I wanted to get the fish in a stable environment as quickly as possible so after acclimation he went straight into the tank.
My CBB was in I guess you would say perfect condition when I got it. I saw no signs of ich or any other issues and the fish has eaten since day one.
As long as you can get yours to eat I believe you will do just fine. The fact that it was eating at the LFS
is a great sign. I would continue to feed what they were and slowly transition it over to what you normally feed. If you use mysis already then you are in good shape.
My CBB litterally follows me from one end of the tank to the other like a puppy.
I will get some pics on here tomorrow either in the new aquisitions forum or unfortunately the sick fish forum. I'm not positive it is ich, I will be able to get a better look in the morning with the lights on. The LFS
did not have it under good lighting. Speaking of the LFS
I am upset with them. I tested the salinity of the water in the bag with the copperband and it was 1.030. I ended up doing a 4-hour acclimation to bring the water in the acclimation bucket down to 1.024 and the water in my QT up from 1.021 to 1.024 I have lots of LFS
in my area but doesn't seem like I have many quality LFS
. Anyway, tomorrow I will get pictures and then determine what treatment I need to get started.
Ziggy- sounds like you have a good LFS