Ugh, found 2 ich spots on my blue hippo tang today. Haha, after a trip to Lowes to get some plexi-glass to trap her in a corner of the tank, she's back in QT. I'm not going to "wait and see" for a week and a half this time. I guess the move from the QT with my dying powder blue tang without acclimation was too stressful (Yeah, I = moron). This whole ordeal has been a HUGE headache for me. I just hope she wasn't in the display long enough to re-infect the whole tank, (maybe the UV sterilizer will nuke the free parasite?). I guess I'll find out in a few days /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/sad.gif Getting those chromis out again is going to be horrible if they get it. Although, the chromis and clowns never got it, and my longnose butterfly fought off the ick before I put him in the month long QT, so hopefully I'm ok. A couple lessons learned: Always, always, always, always, QT new fish before you put them in the display. Always slow acclimate them back into the display tank. ( I should have known better, but I seem to make really poor decisions when I'm extremely stressed out /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/tongue.gif) I'm a little confused about something though. In my research about ich over the past month while my fish were in QT, I read that once the fish get ich it's always dormant in them and can be reactivated by stress. So my question is, why do people suggest running the tank fallow for 4 weeks if the fish still carry the parasite? Is it just to get the level of parasites in the tank down to help lessen the likelihood of another outbreak? If what I've read is right, stress can cause a relapse for the life of the fish now?