Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Ice Blue Red Top Zebra Cichlid; Red Top Cobalt Cichlid; William's Mbuna
Scientific name: Maylandia greshakei
Maylandia greshakei (also Metriaclima greshakei) is a cichlid which is native to Lake Malawi, and specifically to the lake's southeastern coast. It lives in shallow water between 2 - 10 meters deep, and is mainly found among small rocks. Metriaclima greshakei is a maternal mouthbrooder that is relatively easy to breed. The Ice Blue 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.
The Ice Blue Cichlid has a light blue body with bright orange dorsal fin and tail. Females are more brownish.
Size: 0-6 inches
Male fish are territorial by nature and will display aggressive tendencies towards other males as well as similar looking fish.
Metriaclima greshakei should be fed a mix of quality pellets, flakes, krill, artemia etc.
cichlid aquarium, ice blue, colorful fish
adequate tank space, aggressive fish
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 398 days ago