12-17-2008, 10:40 PM
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Okay, so it's been a week and therefore time for an update...
The CB angel is doing well. His coloring is richer than I have ever seen it, and he eats almost anything I put into the tank. Yesterday I did a large water change over 50%, so the copper level is probably very very low at this point. After all, I only dosed once to .5mg/L of cupramine and I left it that way for the treatment period of about 3 weeks. I'm tempted to move him back to the tank, but I'm sure that would prove disastrous, so he will still be in quarantine for a while longer. This weekend I'm planning another FW dip since he is still 'flashing' or scratching on things occasionally. I believe I still need to treat for the flatworms.
It's actually been kind of nice to have a fish in quarantine early on in the game. Since I'm basically prohibited from adding fish for a solid 3 months I've taken the opportunity to introduce some corals to the tank. I've put in some Kenya trees, a nice looking toadstool leather, some sun corals, and a green monti-cap. I've heard that centropyge angels are occasionally not reef safe though... Does anyone think that this quarantine procedure might kick that habit were it one? I'm just wondering... I also have read about many instances of this fish being totally at home in a reef setting.