Hello again, I posted a thread about 6 weeks ago regarding our "Ich ordeal, trial by fire..." and got some very good advice. Everyone but the hippo tang is back home in the DT after leaving it fallow, and everyone there is fine, its been almost 2 wks now, no sign of Ich. We treated the tang for almost three weeks in a 29 gal
tank treated with cupramine at.5...10 days ago we started filtering out the copper, and did a 30% water change. She is no longer bumping and rubbing, and seems Ich free. I am perhaps over-cautious, but we are going to wait two more days or so before putting her back, to be absolutely sure. Is this sufficient?
My other questions is: She is scarred from rubbing and bumping...it took us almost two months, first trying Kick Ich, then hypo salinity, then the copper to cure her...and she suffered as the other treatments ultimately failed. She doesnt have to be pretty for us to love her, but will her scars go away? On the front of her face, and a little on the sides, her beautiful blue looks as though it has been rubbed off, no white, just a sort of dk grey. She seems happy, eats great, and doesnt hide any more. There is absolutely no bumping and rubbing, just swimming
Her water is good, ph 8.2, amm 0, nitrites 0, hardness 10, nitrates 40...
Also, on another note, we added a very expensive UV
light, with a timer, on our DT and the algae is getting crazy, both on the glass and in the tank. We have 65lbs live rock, 3 urchins, one cola-something anenome (was cheap, but very cool, and the guys seem to like him), a spotted boxfish, a long nose butterfly, two clowns and a purple psuedo. Will the hippo eat some of that algae when we put her back? Nitrates are a bit high in there too, did a big water change and they didnt go down, are up around 60-80. any suggestions? water otherwise ph 8.4, amm 0, nitrites 0, hardness 9. Everyone happy, eating, looking good. Thanx again for being here.