Originally Posted by cmor1701d
That has been my fear since I saw the first spot. As I'm planning of converting from FOWLR
to reef over teh next few months would a FO QT
period in be worthwile?
Only if you treat the fish in the QT
while the display is left fallow. Unnecessarily treating them with copper would not be my choice but properly administered hyposalinity will be fine on the fish and ensure you do not re-introduce the parasite.
Can a tank ever be truly Ich free unless you don't add anything to it?
100% yes. Since my Sea apple spawned back in Dec '99 and wiped out all my fish, all new ones have been introduced via QT
first for a 5 week waiting period. Since then, I have never had to treat for a parasite after removing them to the display tank. Over 4 years and the only problem was a eye problem with a pink skunk clown which cleared up without the use of meds.