04-25-2007, 10:28 AM
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It appears my fish only tank has ich again. It seems limited to one fish, though, our juvenile yellow box fish. He has had it for about a week, but it does not appear to have spread to any other fish.
Might it go away, or will it overtake him and spread to other fish unless I treat the tank with Copper Safe? I was told that I would have to keep the protein skimmer off for about a month after treating the tank with Copper Safe. I hate to do this because our stars and stripes puffer fish produces so much waste and leaves so much debris (pieces of food he spits out, etc.) everywhere and I really think the tank needs the benefit of the protein skimmer.
Might a cleaner wrasse simply eat the ich off of the box fish? I am afraid, though, that the puffer fish or, more likely, the Dusky Dottyback (Gold Dottyback), may eat the cleaner wrasse.
Thanks for any advice,