Variety is very important in the fish's diet as is what you choose. Brine and dried foods depending on manufacturer often being poor choices. The Formula is fine but what in the tank is going to benefit from the Zooplankton or invert food?
The zoo plankton I feed is Sweetwater's cultured daphnia spp. says its for all species and I forgot I also do feed a blender mix of all the good stuff that a LFS
sells for $4 bux a baggie...expensive I know but if my wife saw me using her blender... shudders...
That would be just fine but be careful with the skimmer if using meds. Some will be affected by it's use. Also keep in mind that any equipment should remain QT only for safety sake of the main tank. Be sure as well to lightly feed the QT 1-2x a week to feed bacteria and keep the tank cycled if without fish.
When this is up and running all equipment used will NEVER
come in contact with the main ever again. As for the skilter I can forgo this and just watch parameters and change water as needed.
I do suspect something, just not clear on what yet so please keep the thread updated if there are any changes/new symptoms no matter how minor. I would definately start with a series of large water changes (well aged/aerated) over the next few days to reduce potential organics as well as augmenting the diet and quality of foods fed. If a minor bacterial issue (which I doubt) it will help. Be sure to get the QT up and cycled in the meantime.
I did a 15 gal
water change about two hours ago and when I was looking at the Angel and the spots were gone... I know that doesnt mean anything,I just dont know what it was,I will keep a close watch on the tank in the meantime.
I going to start adding water to the QT
most likely Sunday, Should I use all new water to start or would lets say 5 gal
from the main and the rest new water and toss in a shrimp piece to start the cycle process. The QT
is 20 gal
long with a Americal 150 wet/dry/sump,about 5 xtra gal