Species group: Gouramis
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Scientific name: Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
The Chocolate Gourami is native to slow-moving, vegetated streams and swamps throughout Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra.
breeding ritual, beautiful species, dimly lit tank
inexperienced fishkeeper, shy fishes, slow swimmer, live food
hiding places, shaded warm waters, humic acid, brine shrimp, Water Hyacinth
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 31 days ago