04-29-2013, 08:14 AM
| || |
Originally Posted by RSully
Hyposalinity is done at 1.009. 1.013 will not kill of the parasite. Also, he has inverts and this will kill them as well as the live rock in the tank.
Thanks for clarifying this for me. My post was hasty and not well explained and I apologize for that.
How established is this rock in the tank? From the picture I saw in another thread, it looks to be pretty new, and not that established. There is a rock with some recently purchased coral that looks a lot more live than the rock behind it.
If the rock is not really established and there aren't a huge population of pods and other crustaceans, then taking out the hermit and the snail (and that recently acquired live rock and coral) would allow him to do a hyposalinity treatment without killing off the beneficial bacteria that might already be present in the rock.
I have always Quarantined my fish after purchase in 1.013 and slowly raised it to my tank water (1.025) in order to transfer them to the DT. I have never had an ich outbreak in my tanks and I partly attribute it to this method, but I also think that the overall health of the specimen has a lot to do with this. I prefer that fish that I buy have been at the store for a while, and my old LFS would actually hold fish for me if I was interested (he knew that if I asked, I was serious and would purchase the fish). This way I knew he was healthy and eating before I bought him.