This is really perplexing.
While my tang, clown and pj cardinal are getting ravaged pretty hard from this ordeal, my wrasses and damsel are pretty much untouched, especially the damsel.
I think it most likely has to do with the tang and clown being "soft bodied" and the others being scaled more robustly.
I know that is one reason tangs are so susceptible to external parasites, but never have I seen a situation where certain fish are so effected while others appear unscathed. The wrasses do flash here and there, but nothing at all out of kilter with the damsel.
I'm trying to figure a way to set up a hospital tank and still be able to keep them both cool........
I'm floating frozen water bottles in the ten gallon housing the chalk bass, but on the 30 gallon available for a hospital I know from experience it doesn't work that great.
I have been excessively anal about NOT introducing anything into the ten gallon and so far so good.
at least the pods
are going nuts and it currently looks like a dust storm in there and the glass has thousands crawling around. I noticed my candy cane corals had their feeder tentacles out much more pronounced this morning when the lights went on and kept them out for about 90 minutes longer after than usual, I assume they were enjoying the food storm...LOL
and my lawnmower blenny has shown -27% interest in eating anything except sucking the rocks...
been actually keeping lights on more/higher to try to get more algae growing.
crazy, I fight to get rid of it, but now I need
some to grow...