Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Apistogramma caetei
The Caete Dwarf Cichlid is a dwarf South American Cichlid which is native to slow moving tributaries in the Apeú and Caete river basins in Brazil.
Apistogramma caetei do well in a community tank, though males will become territorial when spawning. The tank should be heavily planted, to provide lots of hiding space. Male Apistogramma caetei are territorial.
As with all dwarf cichlids, Apistogramma caetei does best with weekly partial water changes. This is because they are sensitive to high nitrate levels. They will eat dry foods such as flakes, but live or frozen foods such as bloodworm, brine shrimp and mosquito larvae are preferred.
aggressive fish, picky eater, big tank
plants, big rocks, miniature size
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 367 days ago