Hi everyone, we have had a 200 gallon tank set up for over 3 years. About 6 months ago woke up to find all my larger healthy fish dead we lost our regal tang, brown tang, a trigger, and our coral beauty... Phoned our tank service guy.. He came out immediately( on a Sunday morn) to ck parameters. Everything was good, and all if our inverts and more susceptible fish were swimmining happily. Decided at that time must have been a freak lack of oxygen over night as nothing else seemed to make sense...
Anyways on boxing day I purchased a new regal and a butterfly angel from our lfs
the tang didn't look to happy immediately after we got so started treating him for ick, within a couple of weeks though my other fish started appeared to have black pots. Fish guy said black ick, and we started treating with antibiotic like stuff( smells like vicks)
The tang and angelfish died about two weeks ago. Fish store replaced tang, buy he died within 4 dsys..Now I have an orange dottyback that has bulging eyes is breathing rapidly, and looks like he's on his last legs. I know quarantine is best bet, but we have been unable to catch him.... Anything we can try?
I'm unsure of parameters as maintenance is done by lfs
... Stores are closed here for the day, but will be picking up test kits asap...
As a side note same day tang was introduced, we had a strange thing happen to... Our maintenance guy was here(same guy who has been doing tank for last 2 years) did water change ect... All the tiny brittle stars started literally climbing out of tank and then spawning. I dosed with prime, as I am sure something was up... And after about 1/2 hour they settled down and climbed back onto live rock.