I 'm sure everybody has delt with this at some point or another, but forgot the web page reference that I was looking @ and while in the termont stage (Free Swimming) what they resembled under a microscope . Remember that it talked about this and said to swirl a bucket of water from a change and scoop from center put on slide and view! The last outbreak 8mos ago effected my beloved blue morpho tang wich I did successfully rescue with copper treatment and had to re-instate him back to the sea due to ammonia levels skyrocketing in the QT
tank after ONLY 3 day dip the Ich disappeared and once and for all was all peaceful. Well it happened again after the aquisistion of the copper band butterfly(CBB) to resolve the apitaisa epidemic. The tang which is approaching 8y and 7" had to be QT
again. I left the other fish in the tank, with reservations and past experience, and did not see any dots on any of the fish esp the (CBB) when purchased, and after (CBB) was placed in the tank for 2days the tang came down with the sickness. So out with the tang, and in QT
for 8 days total now; dots all gone on the tang and all other fish in the display have not had any outbreaks I just may re-instate the tang and hope for the best once again due to ammonia levels getting scarry in the QT
tank even after I do 30% water changes every day in the QT
tank! (20gallon) maybe this 20g tank is to small for the tang! Also maybe the parasite Is NOT ich at ALL! That is why I need to use microscope idenification while in that free swimming stage.