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Old 09-25-2009, 09:38 PM   #21
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I know this is probably a stupid question, but i figured i ask it anyway.

Since i am in the process of setting up a QT tank, i realized that i don't want to have to set it up in the future if i can help it. Thus, since there are just two more fish that i want to add to complete my reef livestock list, i was wondering if i can add them while i have the other fish in QT?

It would be a Royal Gramma and a Flame Angel.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #22
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What size is your tang and what other fish do you already have? How large are they?
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:49 PM   #23
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What size is your tang and what other fish do you already have? How large are they?

tang is almost 4"
two clowns 2" each
Watchman Goby 4"
purple firefish 2"

30 gallon QT tank. I'll be doing plenty of PWC's and lots of air.
Will be treating for Black Ich for at least 4 weeks.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #24
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You need to read my previous post (not trying to sound offensive). You do not treat black ich for 4 weeks. Black ich should be eliminated in about 3 treatments. A general guideline for qt period is 4 wks, though. You'd be better off purchasing another 20g imo.
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The main tank needs to be fishless for at least four weeks, so the all the fish will need to stay in the QT four weeks minimun.
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That is for ich, cryptocaryon irritans. You stated you have black ich, which is a turbellarian, flatworm. Apples and oranges so make sure you know what parasite you are dealing with IF they do indeed have ich (do not refer to it as black ich then), yes a 4wk qt period is needed using hyposalinity.
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It's definately black ich turbellarian. Only the yellow tang has gotten it and no other fish has gotten it in three weeks that the tang has gotten it.
So i will treat with formalin and QT all the fish for 4 weeks to keep the main fishless. I was just wondering if i could add two brand new fish to the QT with the rest of the fish.
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I would clean up the ones you have and re-quarantine the new ones.
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sounds good. thanks
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Black ich can be treated with hypo salinity as well as treatment recommended in the previous posts. The problem with black ich is that it can live in the substrate of your DT for several months without a host and it's recommended to leave the DT void of fish for several months.
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