Species group: Tetras
Other common names: Yellow-banded Moenkhausia; Yellow Back Moenkhausia; Yellowhead Tetra
Scientific name: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
The Red Eye Tetra is a small schooling fish which is found in streams in western Brazil, eastern Peru and Bolivia, and Paraguay. Captive bred Red Eye Tetras are popular aquarium fish and thrive in well planted community tanks. They are hardy, peaceful and inexpensive. As they are a schooling fish, they should be kept in groups of 5 or more individuals.
beginners, lengthy lifespan fish, community tanks, Dim light, reduced lighting
bright lighting, Excessive lightning
telltale adipose fin, densely planted tank, half red crescent, open swimming space
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