Species group: Cichlids
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Scientific name: Telmatochromis bifrenatus
The Two-banded fish is a small Cichlid with an elongated body. The head is round and blunt in shape. Two black horizontal bands run across the Cichlid’s body from the eye towards the anal fin.
Telmatochromis bifrenatus is a small, peaceful fish which is easy to keep.
Rocks and coarse sand make for an ideal tank habitat. A small 25-gallon tank is suitable for care and maintenance. Hard alkaline water conditions inside the tank are necessary.
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 32 days ago