Hi all. I'm hoping someone might know what's wrong with a friend's tank. We originally thought it was ich, but now it seems like it may be something else.
It may have started after the purchase of a bunch of live rock from a LFS
, taken from various tanks in the store. Not long after, little salt grain-sized white specks started appearing on the fish. The fishies would scratch themselves along the rock, showing all the classic signs of ich. And thus, the ich treatment began:
The fish were moved to a quarantine tank, leaving behind a choc. chip starfish, two snails, two crabs, and the live rock. The QT tank was given hyposalininity treatment for 7 weeks. After this time, no ich was visible in either the main tank or in the quarantine tank on the fishies.
Within 3 days of moving the QT'ed fish bank to the main tank, the white specks are now starting to reappear. It seems like the ich should have died out with the hyposalinity treatment. Does this sound like the ich have hung around, or could this be something else? Any ideas?