Started up a 300 gallon tank. Let the tank cure for about 2.5 months intoduced a couple damsels waited another month thought it was safe to introduce livestock. Added 5 engineer gobies, 2 clownfish, and 2 green chromis.
The female clown got pale a couple days after adding to the the tank stopped eating and died. One engineer goby attempted to swim through a Tunze powerhead and failed.
I have about 20 snails, 50 hermits, a horseshoe crab and tons of serpent starfish that hitched a ride in with my live rock.
Yesterday I added an Anthia, this morning I when to view the tank and noticed it (the Anthia) was covered in white specks which I am assuming are Ich.
If I pull the fish now and treat it what are the chances it has already dropped Ich spores or Ichlings in to the main tank?
Do I need to pull all the fish?
I have read about 20 forums on Ich today and i can't determine the best course of action. I have read that medications are pretty much worthless in the main tank unless you want to kill everything in it.
Any help is welcome.