Find a good article on qt ,ich and anything you want to make her aware off then tell her to read it.if she doesnt then you in ongoing problem unfortunately
This is something I haven’t heard maybe I’ll try one day i have this problem again I had an ich problem month ago where only one fish had it and the others were totally fine I don’t qt or anything. I used to hear there no such thing as immunity but I think that might not be the case. Would make sense tho it’s not like the ocean is as pristine as we try to make our tanks.It's actually not a bad idea. I have done it and plenty of other people have done it. This is not the 80's, it's all kind of things that removes copper from aquariums; not to mention its literally copper in the ocean. Having ich hatching a feasting on your fish until they eventually die is way worse.
I also have plenty of Coral in my Display Tank and Coral Quarantine Tank, both have been dosed with Copper.
Agree- although ich management isn’t a fad- I’d wager it’s done much more often than qt. Nobody starts a thread because something is doing fine My info is certainly anecdotal but my system has ich and ive never lost a fish to it. It’s not popular to admit you have ich so maybe that’s why you don’t see a sticky on it. The type of person that doesn’t qt is also likely not going to document their every move. I have 6 tangs including an Achilles, 5 diff wrasses, paired mandarins, paired ruby reds, 5 bartlets, a soldier fish, coral beauty angel & a falco hawk. I know my system has ich bc the Achilles will occasionally show minor signs of it (suspect the larger hippo as the stressor- they’re friends most of the time)- I opted for ich management with feeding well, a huge UV and an occasional evening with a diatom filter. I have not lost a single fish to ich before or after adopting my management strategy. Maybe it’s a loaded gun that hasn’t fired yet or maybe my fish are strong enough to shake it off. I do plan to qt as part of a pending upgrade but I’m not overly concerned about ich in my system.What we need is ich management good enough to be a sticky
because currently it won’t work as one, everyone’s fish will die.
(all examples of success with management vs initial control preps are self reports, not public patterns from those with no proof to make…ie self reports replace fish without telling and then state the controls worked fine)
if we could just get a sticky here in this forum where no quarantine or fallow is tracked, that’d be great. I don’t foresee that happening because we can easily see by the rate of new help posts daily, something actually has to be done differently.
what’s stickied here are best current practices, fads are missing from the sticky options is how I see it.
Well if you cant educate her and get her to agree why qt and going fallow if diesese present in dt and qt everything after fallow and you believe if you do go fallow and treat all fish then it will juat happen again in few weeks or few months then imo kind of pointless trying to do what your trying to achieve.I explained to her and showed her, she wants to do everything her way and thinks she’s perfect
You can ask those LFS why. I'm sure it's for space saving etc.I know this is an old thread but, as a newbie, I don't understand something.
*disclaimer -- I've only actually been to a couple of (what I'd consider to be) good saltwater fish stores.
If snails carrying parasites/etc that affect fish, such as ich, is a concern, why don't all fish stores just keep their snails and other inverts in fishless tanks? (All I've been to always have their snails in with fish)