recently my 90 gal FOWLR
got ick from a copperband i introduced, they are gradually comming down with it one by one. i setup a 29 gal
hospital/quarantine the other day and one fish (my red emperor snapper) is in it now. i am treating with cupramine beacuse i have had success in the past. He isnt doing nearly as good as he was in the tank, even with the copper. i found that it is because the hospital tanks ammonia is steadily climbing. ive never had this happen before in my hospital tanks. and i havent fed anything and the bottom is clean. (no substrate). i know i am missing the biological filtration, but how can i solve this when treating with copper? wont it kill the bacteria? everything else is fine, i have a whisper 30 filter, powerhead, no substrate or decorations. i am concerned now because i think i might have to add my trigger and clown and maybe an eel. this cant happen until i get the NO4 prob fixed because it will go through the roof.
ALSO, does anyone know anything about eels and ick, their susseptability and treatments. thanks