So yesterday both fish looked pretty bad and I only had the sg
down to 1.014. So I did a 50% pwc
and brought the sg
back up to 1.017 and added copper safe treatment.
I know it is not advised or recommended to raise salinity quickly or do copper while doing hypo but I talked to my lfs
' son (marine biologist) and he said they recommend bringing sg
down to around 1.017 to administer the copper anyway. Plus at this point the fish could die from the parasite anyway so it's an extreme circumstance that called for drastic measures.
So this morning the fish are looking substantially better! The larger clown still has a few spots but it hasn't been 24 hrs since adding the copper and both are eating good and swimming around.
I'll post w updates.