Hi. I purchased 2 false percula clowns yesterday from my lfs
. I woke up this morning to find 3 ich spots on 1, and 1 ich spot on the other. They would not eat marine flake food yesterday, but that did not worry me. The ph at my lfs
was 1.019, and mine is 1.020. Is that too much of a jump for them? My temp is 79-80. Ammonia and Nitrate 0, and Nitrates 5. (that's my tap water for ya. I also purchased 2 pieces of live rock, which came from a tank with no fish or creatures in it. I soaked some pellet food in garlic, but they didn't want that. I gave them straight pellet food later, and they gobbled it, so that's a good sign. Anyway, the only other creatures in the tank are 3 hermit crabs..orange flame, or something. The lfs
just called them "algae eaters." So, since I have a nicely cycled tank, and the fish I took out this tank yesterday, to donate to my lfs
did not have ich, I am wondering if I really have an infestation, or if it is the fish. My lfs
is closed today, so I could not return the fish. I may as well treat them. Any ideas on this garlic and vitamin c gig? I noticed that the pellets I am giving them have vitamin c...is that enough?