New to this Site, could use some helpful advice.
Tank background: Started the tank 3.5-months ago. Over a month ago added LR
while bordering fish at LFS
for a week. Constantly check water parameters (ammonia-0, nitrite-0, nitrate~10, dKh
~11). Use bio-ball wet/dry filter, protein skimmer, & Eheim mechanical filter. Added the anemone and cole tang last week (think the tang probably had the ich).
Only the spiny box puffer shows sign of the ich (white specs on its fine and a slight mucous haze around its eyes). The remaining fish continue to rub against the LR
. t seems that most likely all the fish are affected by the ich but only the puffer is currently showing visible signs.
I would appreciate your thoughts on what I should do. I've read (online) possible remedies and here what I've found (other alternatives are also welcome):
1. Do nothing and continue to monitor the tank hoping the puffer's immune system will overcome the ich's life cycle.
2. Add Kent Extreme Garlic to the tank and add to fish food. Continue to monitor fish.
3. Setup a QT
for the fish and lower the SG
in the QT
to 1.009 for a couple weeks.
If a QT
tank is recommended I have never set one up and am not sure of what is needed or how to do it.
90-gallon marine tank with a couple clowns and sailfin tang. Several invertes including 12 emerald green crabs, 20 hermit crabs, 3 peppermint shrimp, 6 turbo snails, and a BTA. Protein skimmer with 100-pounds live rock, Total 495 watts lighting w/2-MH
, power compacts and lunars. Ammonia & Nitrite = 0, Nitrate = 10, specific gravity: 1.025. Using Sea-Lab 28 and Kalkwaisser to maintain calcium at 400 ppm