Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Tanganyika Blackfin; Black Calvus; Black Fin Black Calvus, Black Sambia, White Calvus, White Chaitika, Pearly Lamprologus, Yellow Calvus, Pearly Lamprologus Calvus
Scientific name: Altolamprologus calvus
The Calvus Cichlid is native to the southern shores of Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa.
The Calvus Cichlid is notable for its laterally compressed body, and for the variety of color variations it appears in, depending on the location in the lake it is found. Colors include black, white, yellow and pearl.
vivid fish, Tanganyikan biotope, Tanganyika aquarium
wild caught ones
extremely compressed body, unmistakable Tanganyikan cichlids, small shell dwellers
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 610 days ago