Great color show
I had a big tank with several fish of this kind and a few of another kind of chichlids as well with a couple of bottom feeders. I could watch the colors for hours and other than cleaning the tank (a long and challenging thing to do I assure you) they were really easy to care for... until one day I saw some tiny fish and exclaimed, "Momma! They've had babies!" Of course some of the bigger adults would eat the new little ones, so we felt the need to protect them,which in order to do involved actually catching all of them! So the fish kept multiplying and we kept protecting the babies until there were too many for the tank. We tried to sell some of them to the pet store, but they offered ridiculously low prices. So beware! They look beautiful and are easy to care for, but make sure you start off with a big tank because they multiply fairly fast and you are bound to want to keep a few more!.
From EllieB Jan 4 2019 8:08PM
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 614 days ago