Admin please do not move this thread it is not a sick fish thread.
Sorry guys this is going to be a lengthy post so please bear with me. Now I have this 132g tank for 1 months, add a yellow tang last week and now have black ich. I am thinking of dosing copper into the tank. Because I have been thinking of doing this tank as a FOWLR
anyway. No inverts or coral of any kinds as I don't have the time to look after them. Also I don't want to set up another QT in my house.
Currently I have an ocellaris clown, 10 chromis and the yellow tang in there. I mean I am sick of this, I have been very conservative only keep the hardy type of fish just to have this possible reef tank option open but the yellow tang still get sick. I might as well just do FOWLR
, less care is needed anyway. I currently have some corals in my nano and even want to get rid of them cause am sick of taking care of them.
I have ALWAYS been thinking of getting a blue tang, kind of like a dream to me and I never dare to have one because they are easy to get white spot/ich. So I was thinking if I dose copper into the main tank I can have EVERYTHING I want (which is a dream come true) including the blue tang, butterflies (since can't keep corals anymore) etc etc since ich can't possibly exist anymore.
Just checking what other diseases do fish normally get? Is ich the only threat to marine fishes? Will there be any side effect (to the fish, don't care about inverts or corals, not interested in them anyway) or will copper creates other illnesses in fishes?
Remember I only want this to be a FOWLR
tank. I can always set up a new tank should I have the interest in inverts or corals but right now, a FOWLR
tank. And I want the blue tang!!!
I know if dosing copper into the main tank will cause a lot of deaths on the liverocks so am I expecting another ammonia spike? Will copper also cause algae problem?
Will copper kill mantis shrimps and crabs? I saw bunch of BIG crabs in the rocks and hear lots of click at night I want to get rid of them anyway if copper can do that for me that will be a +++. Because I heard mantis can break glass and both of them might pose a threat to fishes.
Also what about cleaning crews? If I can't have inverts do the cleaning for me what other fishes can fit in for that purpose? May be a couple of gobies (shift the sands) and blennies (perch the rocks)?
Lastly just checking if ALL kind of FISH will be doing fine in a copper treated tank. Will butterflies, anthias, all tangs do fine in copper tank?
Any comments will be very much appreciated but please bear in mind that I really do love fish more than coral.