Well I have always used a QT
tank the past. However, all my fish were always disease free so I thought it was more of a "piece of mind" thing, at least for me. Well this morning I went to feed my new Ocellaris clown I got from the LFS
last week. He has been in QT
for a little over a week and was doing great. Always wanting to eat and swim, I figured this would be another "run of the mill" QT
process and he would be out in about two weeks. I noticed immediately that he had white spots covering his body and fins. Yup, Ich... What is amazing to me is how fast this stuff cropped up. Overnight it seems.
Now I am dripping out the SW
from the tank and replacing it with FW
. I will give him the Hypo treatment for 4 weeks and then re-evaluate from there. Just thought would share this news. I know the more experienced reefers have probably dealt with this, but this is a first for me.