Originally Posted by Innovator
If your fish no longer has ich and you allowed your main tank to remain fallow for the required 30 days then your tang won't get ich upon reintroduction. Animals cannot get a parasite that doesn't exist. Also, ich can and does indeed attack healthy fish. Think about it, why on earth would a parasite attack a non-healthy animal? If that animal is on its way out, it would not be beneficial to the parasite
I wouldn't bother with a freshwater dip upon acclimation as this just isn't a viable method to reduce a Crypt. infestation. Most people don't seem to realize that a freshwater dip usually refers to the animal remaining in freshwater for at least 5-10 minutes. I personally find freshwater dips to be beneficial at times, but some animals do not tolerate them well so observe your animals closely (do not walk away while fw
What do you mean "your main tank to remain fallow.."? My main tank has all kinds of fish and coral in it. I know you will kill me but this is what I have (and they all thrive) and the tank is about 14 months old.
1. 4 green chromis
2. 8 yellow tail damsels.
3. 4 tomato clowns.
4. one fox face.
5. one pajama cardinal.
6. one yellow wrasse.
7. one blenny (the one with eye lashes).
8. one mandarin fish.
9. two cleaner shrimps.
10. one blood cleaner shrimp.
I have a bunch of soft corals and they are multiplying in the tank. There are pink coraline algae all over. Any concern about overstocking with the PB? Water chemistry is as good as it is going to get. Nitrate about 5, everything is zero. PWC
20 gallons every two weeks. It is a 125 gallon with 20 gallon-ish refugium/sump with green/red caulepra. Thanks DP