Well I have put my tang through copper (Seachem) once before so I know he can make it. I dont see to many people having very good luck with the hypo.
As far as setting up a QT
....I have one ready to go at all times. All I have to do is get water from my main, get the spounge out of the sump and Im ready. Another reason I do NOT want a lot of fish. Otherwise you have to have a large QT
tank which requires more copper, salt, etc...Im at 4 small 4 in a 100 gallon.
What I would like to know is the success rate of people here with doing a full QT
of all of their fish AND as well as if there is anyone that their fish showed ick, didnt QT
them and then not having issues down the road.
One of my friends said he has had ick in his tank for years and every time he does a water change, his tangs get ick. Also he adds that when he sticks his hands in the tank and does any maint work, they shows signs of ick. But he has never lost any fish to it. He says after a couple of days, the signs go away and the fish are as normal. WHy would this be?
Again Im torn as to wait and see what happens vs throwing all 4 fish in copper for 4-6 weeks plus another 2 just because....thats 8 weeks in a very small tank. AND there is no guarentee that this is long enough. Pretty soon you are doing this over and over as I have seen so many on this board do...again just frustrated there is no cookie cutter way of approaching this.