Having tried a couple of invert safe medication to treat ich in my FOWLR
tank, I have finally decided to treat it using hyposalinity. But I am still unsure where to apply the treatment which I hope someone could help out here. They are:
1) Shall I carry out the hypo treatment in my display tank with LR
. There aren't any inverts on the LR
, but I have some astrea snails, red leg hermit crabs and a cleaner shrimp. Will these survive the hypo treatment?
2) Shall I move the LR
and shrimp, crabs and snail out into a quarantine tank and carry out the treatment in the display tank with the fishes only?
3) Shall I move the fishes out into a quarantine tank and treat them there? That means leaving the LR
, shrimp, crabs and snails in the display tank with normal salinity. Will the ich still die off because there is no host?
I prefer option 1) because this is minimal work for me and suits my natural of work. I work away from home during the week, so it would be difficult for my wife to look after the two tanks and a child.
And when should I use copper based medication? How will I know when a fish is seriously ill and hypos treatment will not work?
Any input will be appreciated!