I know Marine Ich has probably been covered a million times but here’s my issue…
I have a 240l tank
Fair amount of LR
All nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, phosphate levels are low and stable
1 Perc Clown
2 Green Chromis
1 Yellow Tang
1 Blue Tang (the issue)
3 Cleaner Shrimp
1 Peppermint Shrimp
All get on fine… Even the Tangs don’t mind each other!
I acclimatized my powder blue properly over 40 mins about 2 days later I noticed he had Ich! He didn’t show any signs in the LFS
and was eating great from the start. I Then set up a QT that day and proceeded to catch EVERY fish I had (nightmare) After 4 hours of trying to trap and the fish I ended up taking all my LR
out. All fish then lived in the QT at 0.009SG for 2 weeks ( I lowered the SG
over 2 days not including the 2 weeks) After 2 weeks the Ich seemed to have completely gone. All fish eating really well. Even weaned my powder blue onto flake food in the process. I then raised the SG
in my QT to 0.025SG over a week. While Doing 20% water changes in my display tank once a week. I then left my fish in the QT until my display tank had been empty of fish for 8 weeks.
I slowly put my fish back in 2 a week for smaller ones and 1 tang a week after. They have all been back in the display for 1 week now. Guess what… My powder blue is covered in Ich again!(body and fins)
What Should I do??? I’ve been told by a friend that has kept marines for 8 year that he just leaves Ich… But everything I read on the net tells me not to. I don’t want my fish to suffer. None of the other fish are showing any sign of Ich at the moment.
Any advice would be great