I have a clown that I believe has ick. I just added my fish on the 11th of November. I have 125g tank w/100lbs of live rock. How do I treat this? Do I need to treat the whole tank? This is my stock list in the tank so far. 1 fire shrimp
2 emerald crabs
3 green chromis
2 false perculas
I have treated ick before with my fresh water tanks but I am not sure about how to treat saltwater. Can the inverts be host for the ick? I was thinking about putting all the fish in the qt
and starving the ick? The other fish don"t have any signs. If I put them in the qt
they will have to be treated with meds also. Would it be better to treat only the single fish and not add the others until they are ill?
I have read that you should remove all the lr
, sand and invert to treat the main.That will be quite a task. I have 125lbs of sand. It wasn't live sand when I put it in. Could it be left?
tank is not set-up yet for saltwater. It is only a 10g that currently has a single guppy in it . Will the biological bacteria die in the filter when I add saltwater? How can you use a qt
thats not cycled? I do have a hob
on my main tank but it has only been on there for about 2 weeks so I dont know how much bacteria it has on it.
What is the best way to treat ick. I have learned from my freshwater tanks that meds can be as harmful as the disease. What is the best method that will be the least stressful?Thanx for all your help