Cirolanid isopod...time to go fishless???
Earlier today I left a post regarding longnose butterflyfish and that I may get one in the future. It may be the long future now. This morning I realized that both of my green chromis were missing. I looked everywhere and couldnt find them. Tonight I took a flashlight to the tank looking around and one of those isopods came swimming into my light area out of nowhere. The reason I know about these is from that Xtalreef hitchiker site. 2-big eyes, pill bug looking about 3/4". He swam off so I started looking for him with the light. Funny thing is I then found one green chromis in a rock. Normally he is very active and he didnt even come out during feeding time this afternoon. I noticed a few days ago my other green chromis was missing a piece of its tail, so I'm guessing maybe the injured one died and now the sole chromis is stressed because it is a schooling fish all by itself. However, by this time I was more concerned and freaked out about the isopod. I actually found it again and was able to get a net in front of him and trick him to swim into it. I quickly swooped it out of the tank and was careful not to touch it because of stuff I read about them. What are the chances there are more of these in there? I am wondering if I should take my 2-ocellaris, chromis, sgt. major and Blue Tang out and set up a QT. My blue Tang had white spots, ich, which seemed to go away but now its eyes have small white clouds in them. And now this Isopod problem. From now on I will QT everything! I figure leaving my main tank fishless should also help the isopod problem incase there are more. Hopefully not! I wish I would have listened to everybody on here about QT. But that still probably wouldn't have taken care of the isopod, unless I start QT for new live rock too?