In trying to help a friend out, I have have created issues for my FOWLR
tank. I had a buddy who had major die off several months ago (6 months) and just left his tank fallow with LR
only. He was moving and needed someplace to keep his LR
until he sets his tank up again. I volunteered to keep his rock, but now my powder blue appears to have ich. Is it even possible for ich to live that long in LR
without a host fish?
I don't have a qt and setting one up for 3 tangs, a trigger, and a banded moray will be pretty large/costly (my main is 140 gal
). Am I pretty much stuck setting up a large qt for 6-8 weeks, treating all fish with hypo and leaving my main (with my buddy's LR
) fallow? In all of the posts, sounds like treating ich with hypo is the way to go, it just takes daily partial water changes. How much daily water changes and how large of a qt is needed?
Is it possible to pull the powder blue into a smaller qt tank and just treat him with a copper based medication so that I don't cause any more trouble in my main?
Thanks for all the help and expertise.