Here's an Update for those of you that have been watching....
After 2 weeks of hyposalinity with negative results, I decided to treat with copper. I purchased Sea Cure and a Fastest copper test kit. I tested the water FIRST because I had treated the tank b4 with Cupramine for a clown, but I had changed the water after that...but just to be sure....
No copper at all. So I followed the directions, except I used one less drop than instructed... In ONE DAY I noticed he had 2 less spots. It has only been two days (I did this Wednesday night) And all the parasites are gone!
So, I'm going to watch over the levels and maintain the .15mg/L for 2 weeks and bring the salinity back up....and I anticipate full recovery.
My opinion on the matter is with this experience, I'm not a fan of hyposalinity. It did nothing execpt maybe preventing the spread of the parasites.
To answer your Ques. Steve - He gets a diet of vegatable/algae based flakes, enriched brine, mysis, morsels and sponge-based angel food.
The QT tank Parameters:
trite - 0
trate - 10
Copper .10mg/L < X < .15 mg
Temp - 75
- 1.008/1.009 (12 ppt