Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Labidochromis Flavigulis
Labidochromis Flavigulis is a cichlid which is native to Lake Malawi, and specifically to the lake's Chizumulu Island. It lives in shallow water between 2 - 10 meters deep, and is mainly found among small rocks. Labidochromis Flavigulis is a maternal mouthbrooder that is relatively easy to breed. The Chisumulu Pearl Cichlid is a member of the Mbuna Cichlid group. The name mbuna means "rockfish" in the language of the Tonga people of Malawi. As the name implies, mbuna are the cichilds that live among piles of rocks. Labidochromis Flavigulis should be fed a mix of quality pellets, flakes, krill, artemia etc.
Male fish are territorial by nature and will display aggressive tendencies towards other males as well as similar looking fish.
entertaining, lovely colour, african cichlid tank, dedicated cichlid tanks
aggressive, terrible adolescent phase, boss, right pest
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 33 days ago