I isolated my tang and set up a 90 litre QT tank late Oct and started reducing salinity before I went overseas. I have been gradually dropping it weekly with each water change and it's been sitting at 1.007 but he's looking really bad with a recent outbreak. At one stage I thought it was gone but I know that's just the cycle. I am worried about him and have advertised for someone with more experience with this parasite to re-home and treat him so I am confident he will pull through but I doubt anyone will want the hassle.
My water parameters are :
I have read up on ich including the following:
Marine Ich - Myths and Facts
I know the water levels aren't right but it's difficult with a QT. I do weekly water changes ( or f/n latest )He eats but looks so thin now and I find him laying on his side until I turn lights on ( which I thought added to the stress with QT tanks ) He looks ulcerated which crushes me. Do I need to dose the tank, use phoshate pads etc to improve the water quality further? I am trying to do whatever I can to improve his health and cure him before I can re-home him permanently as my DT is not right for him. I told the LFS
my set up when they sold him to me, but I understand more about marine than I did 6mths ago however he shouldn't have to suffer as a result.
Your advice is appreciated.