final fish coming out of copper! i gave every fish a hydrogen peroxide bath just because now i'm paranoid. apparently my flame wrasse turned into a dude during QT so if you want your cirrhilabrus to turn male obviously just get velvet and copper your fish and that'll do it
i somehow didn't lose any fish to the copper, or at least i don't think so. i did lose my neon goby and an indigo dottyback. the goby got put in a trashcan with my rock that got pretty cold while i was catching fish and seemed semi lifeless and i never saw it again. the dottyback i have no idea what happened, but no body found. it may have drawn the ire of the potters angel i had in the tote with him or it found a way out and my cat does like seafood
all told losses were: burgess butterfly, sunburst anthias, neon goby, indigo dottyback. i raised the copper level on the wrasse tote really slowly so maybe that was the key.
on the DT front i added some live rock and a massive CUC from reefcleaners. i'm still kinda dealing with dinos, but i'm lazy so i'm just kinda letting it go and hoping live rock + IPSF order of live sand and live mud will outcompete. but if not, i did buy a laughably small microscope to ID and i guess i'll have to get a UV if it won't die naturally, assuming it's the common type of dinos that UV will kill off
i also don't want to deal with this again so i bought a used innovative marine nuvo 20 that i will use as a coral/invert QT. i didn't really want a second coral tank to test and monitor, but i like my fish so oh well. probably best to QT coral anyway. i've never been bit by that bug, but shouldn't hurt to have them easy access to dip and what not