Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Giant Featherfin; Silver Cichlid; Tricoti; Blue and Gold Streak Benthochromis
Scientific name: Benthochromis tricoti
The Three-Lined Cichlid is an African Cichlid native to Lake Tanganyica in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. It inhabits deep waters (300 450 feet) around steep rocky shorelines, and moves to shallower waters when spawning. Benthochromis tricoti is somewhat rare in the fishkeeping hobby due to difficulties with collection and shipping.
Males are far more colorful than females.
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 31 days ago