I started my first saltwater tank in February and everything was going VERY well until 2 days ago. I had a beautiful Cowfish and a black domino Damsel for months (along with many little inverts) in a 55 gal
tank. About 3 weeks ago I bought a Kobe Tang from the LFS
and it brought along some friends aparently. I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure it was ich.
I caught it too late and they all died the first being the Tang and the last my Cowfish Gozilla.
I noticed the problem yesterday afternoon and promptly went out and bought a 10 gal
startup kit for a QT and some CopperSafe but to no avail. It was too late ... lesson learned.
Now I'd like to start thinking about the future. I've got a tank full of inverts and a 10 gal
QT tank which I will use from now on whenever I get a new fish.
My question is how long should I wait before I start introducing new fish back into the tank?
Here's some pics of my late Cowfish Gozilla ... RIP.