Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Herotilapia multispinosa
The Rainbow Cichlid is a small, colorful member of the Cichlid family which is native to lakes and bogs from Honduras to Costa Rica. It is one of the smaller (5 inch adult size) and more peaceful Cichlids. It is a hardy fish, and does best in a well planted aquarium.
The Rainbow Cichlid has a brilliantly colored gold-orange body. Its color can change according to its mood.
Because of its colorful appearance and mellow temperament, the Rainbow Cichlid makes a good community tank addition.
A beautiful fish, fun to breed
I kept pairs of Rainbow cichlids while an undergrad. We had a large fishroom for our aquarium club. I had a couple of 20 and 30-gallon tanks for the pairs. The fish would pair-off and color up with bright yellows with a black pattern from head to tail. Quite beautiful even when not courting. The eggs hatched easily and parental care was excellent. A really fun fish to keep and breed. .
From James Jan 11 2019 8:16PM
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 396 days ago