Species group: Corydoras
Other common names: Elongate Bronze Cory
Scientific name: Corydoras melanotaenia
The Green-gold Catfish is a small Cory which is native to streams and areas of flooded forest in the Rio Meta river basin in Columbia, South America.
The overall body shape of the Green-gold Catfish is long with a short and compact head. It has distinct yellow-ochre fins. The characteristic green color of this fish surfaces during the breeding period. The upper half of the body is metallic green. The ridge of the back is light yellow. The eyes are covered by a green eye mask. The area above the back of the skull (supraoccipital) is orange in color.
The Green-gold Catfish, like other Corydoras, is a peaceful fish. It is compatible with similar small or medium sized fish such as Tetras, Rasboras, and Danios.?
The fish should be housed in a well-planted aquarium. Java fern and Java moss are good additions. The fish tend to become anxious in the aquarium. To combat this, sufficient hiding places should be provided. They swim in the middle and bottom of the tank.
small catfish species, peaceful aquarium fish, hardy fish, community tank
strong lighting, uneaten leftovers
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 32 days ago