May 2013
Measured pH at 8.0 pH
Measured Salinity at 1.012 SG
Lowering it down
Measured Salinity at 1.015 SG
Lowering it down to start hyposalinity treatment
Dosed 1.5 caps of Hikari PraziPro
Measured Ammonia at 0.00 ppm
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Dosed 1 tsp of Hikari PraziPro
1 tsp is 1.5 caps of the 4oz bottle
Sustainable Aquatics Fancy clown (moved from The Prison)
d2mini ‐ That's a real nice looking pair.
dtum ‐ Picked them up at an LFS, apparently they come from Sustainable Aquatics.
Now I need to focus on my photography skills :)
Added Yellow Watchman Goby
Installed Hikari PraziPro
Medication by API
April 2013
Copperband did not make it. :(
Copperband is still not eating - tried giving him fresh clams - no interest. Overall the fish behavior is a bit iffy - I have a feeling he's not going to make it. :(
djkms ‐ Dmitry, find a local source of live black worms. Most fish cannot resist it, especially copperbands. Its what I get them to start eating. If that doesnt work try bloodworms or live brine, neither of which are nutritious but one of these should start getting it to eat.
dtum ‐ Tried giving the fish some live worms - no interest whatsoever, the fish appears to be just not in a good place. Probably it was caught using cyanide or something else is wrong. I have my doubts on whether she'll make it.
djkms ‐ Doubtful its cyanide caught. Copperbands have a poor survival rate in captivity. Most just refuse to eat. What you are experiencing happens more often than not with this fish unfortunately. Every Copperband I have tried has died within 4 months. The one I have in my system now came from a 12 year old established system and has only been in captivity for 5 months so far (fingers crossed).
dtum ‐ That totally sucks. Such a beautiful fish and if the ratio of their death is so high it is simply not cool.