Yeah - another ick question! Sorry!
Background: Bought established 72gal tank 2 weeks ago containing 2 large bubble tips and a large Maroon clown, crabs,snails etc. I traded the clown for a yellow tang a week ago and also added a small O clown and a firefish.
Water is testing great - 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 7 nitrates, PH
= 8.4, sg
= 1.024, temp 78.
I didn't QT
the new fish. *yeah, I know, and now I know better*
So last night I see 4 tiny white spots on the tang, he's swimming slower, and not spreading his fins out like usual. Still eating great. No other fish have spots (but firefish hides so can't find him).
I'm setting up a QT
I've read I should move ALL fish to QT
tank for 6 weeks.
What do I do about the anemones? Are they affected by ick?
I also have a sea cucumber & brittle star - do I do anything with them?
How do I time the addition of the fish back into the main tank?
sorry so long...
2 Bak-Pak II (replacing w/turboflotor this week
2 AquaClear 300s (replacing w/sump asap
50 lbs Live Rock (adding 40lbs after done curing)
1 powerhead (not sure size) - will add 3 more
1 yellow tang
1 O clown
1 scooter blenny
2 tiny blue damsels
1 sea cucumber (large)
1 green brittle star (large)
2 bubble tip anemones
1 zebra hermit
10 or so turbo snails/margarita snails
10 or so red legged hermits
AIPTASIA to choke a horse. UGG.