Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Apistogramma bitaeniata
The Banded Dwarf has a laterally compressed body. Its fins are well-developed and the dorsal and anal fins end in sharp points. The caudal fin is usually broad, and fan-shaped. These fish get their name from the darkly colored horizontal band that extends from the eye to just before the caudal fin.
The Banded Dwarf is a schooling fish and is usually kept in groups of around 10 fish. This fish has a peaceful temperament.
A 40 liter tank is suitable for habitation. Water in the tank is kept soft and acidic with regular water changes. Banded Dwarf fish are usually kept in pairs. Tanks can have plenty of plants.
good choice, upper fin, miniature cichlids, vivid colors, peaceful fish
clear water, bad*ss look, brine shrimp, longer pointed fins
Copper works when dosed correctly
Copper sulfate is a heavy metal that when dosed correctly, kills Chilodonella. The idea is to kill the parasite and not harm the fish. Dosing is based on the alkalinity (carbonate hardness) of the water. Copper toxicity increases as carbonates decrease, so a lower dose is required in low-alkalinity water. Charts can be found online. You'll need a copper test kit and alkalinity test kit to dose in the best manner. Otherwise, follow the directions on the treatment label.Avoid chelated or complexed copper medications. They are not effective..
From James 492 days ago