Species group: Danios
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Scientific name: Danio albolineatus
The Pearl Danio is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). The Pearl Danio is an extremely hardy fish, which is easy to care for, and makes an excellent beginner fish.
The Pearl Danio can have a brownish-yellow, pink or a silver body, and two light yellow/white or blue/red stripes. It has an iridescent look. The fish has two pairs of barbels.
Pearl Danios are peaceful, and well suited to community tanks with other small to medium sized fish.
Pearl Danios prefers long spacious tanks with plenty of swimming room. A 20 gallon tank is recommended. They can live happily in pairs, but ideally should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. A good community fish for active tank mates. Avoid slow swimming long-tailed tank mates or shy fish that may be bothered by this fish's activeness.
perfect size, True beginner, high speed, community tank, pearl reflections
small mouth, lower temperatures, relatively low metabolisms
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 30 days ago