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Guessed I missed your question.Thanks for you reply but I don’t get you answer to my question.
1: the only place I got the black ich is in my QT (bought new fishes and invertebrates) DT does not have black ich
2; my real question is best way to get my invertebrates free from black ich so I can put em into my DT then treat my QT fishes.
When that’s done I will leave my QT free from everything living except bacteria.
Black spot disease is caused by a parasite that commonly infests tangs and other Surgeons, and can be contracted by other fish species and mollusks (shellfish) as well. If youre wondering if inverts are or can be a source- yes they can. And as Jay said, moving them to another tank will only invite them into that tank as well.
As this type of condition is not necessarily a killer, you can add the following which will slowly eat them and get rid of them: Cleaner wrasse, six-line wrasse, yellow wrasse, spotted mandarinfish any other dragonette fish.
Young worms live in the substrate and feed on detritus and organic debris until such time they go in search of a fish host. Siphoning up the excess organic matter that builds up on the bottom of the aquarium can help to control their numbers and this is where above listed fish will find them before they find a host fish.