So I was reading up on Ich and see that it is the most common crap for a fish to break out with. From what I understand, Ich is like herpes and that its usually ALWAYS present, but waiting for a lowered immune system to rear its head...
So, if fish are kept happy and fed well (garlic extract soaked food?) they ought to be fine. As soon as they stress, out comes Ich and it begins to reproduce in the tank. Right? It apparently never goes away, just goes back into hiding.
It seems inverts. are rarely QTined. Right? Since I have no other fish in the tank, wouldnt it be alright to take a chance with two tank raised clowns and then simply remove them if/when Ich pops up? I could then stick them in some kind of cheap setup for medicine and wait it out. (Large bucket or something)
I dont mean to sound haphazard, just poor now. I deffinately spent more than I intended to when I first showed up here. Im guessing thats how things go though!
Seems to me that it is safe to assume that yes, they will have Ich but they should be fine if acclimated right and fed right. They will have plenty of places to hide in the tank and nothing to compete with. My water is still great! Zeros for everything but Nitrates. (5-10ppm). pH=8.2 or so.
Is it me, or do hermit crabs have something against algae? The hermits I put in yesterday do nothing but tear up algae! I had some fuzzy green looking stuff on a rock and its all gone now! The hermits herded together and spent a few hours removing it all. Now they are "hunting" more stuff down. I hope there is enough for them to eat. I dont know whats algae and whats not. There is alot of filament looking stuff on the rocks now. White in color. They are constantly picking at stuff on the rocks and shoving it into their little mouths...