Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: Spotted Demonfish
Scientific name: Geophagus daemon
The Three-spot Earth-eater Cichlid is native to slow-moving, heavily vegetated blackwaters in Columbia, South America.
The Three-spot Earth-eater Cichlid is silver and green in color.
Geophagus daemon is somewhat unusual in the fish-keeping hobby, but is considered to be one of the more peaceful Cichlids. This species is considered to be a territorial fish.
The fish requires a minimum tank capacity of 55 gallons. Ample amount of hiding spaces is required for the weaker fish and females. The tank with a sand substrate is ideal as this fish likes to dig.
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 33 days ago