Now that I have successfully set up, cycled, stocked, showed off and enjoyed may tank for two months it is basically dead. Everything seemed fine on Sunday and on Monday morning two of my fish were covered with ick and now 3 of the 5 have died. The other two don't look like they are going to make it.
So, I figured I better "read the directions."
From what I am seeing it appears I should have a QT
tank for my fish before I ever put them into the main tank. I will read the article about a QT
tank and set one up.
I do have a few questions. Lets assume I let my main tank sit now for 4-6 weeks to break the ick cycle. Are there any chemicals that can speed things up or should I just wait? Can I set up the QT
tank and begin to place a fish or two in it? If you have a fish in the QT
tank for its 4 weeks and decide to buy another fish, is it ok to go ahead and put that new fish in the QT
tank or do you have to do quarantine at a time?
Are there any resources I should read other than the QT
articles in other posts?
Frustrated in SC