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Dragon's Blood
Aulonocara hybrids
noticed a few white spots on this photo...thinking ich?
posted by: Chris Walker

Feb 17th, 2010
Views: 6532 Rated: (17 votes)

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tony henderson » posted 2010/02/17 12:11 am
Chris this fish is awesome do u have or can u get a female for him??
Jeremy Weir » posted 2010/02/17 12:13 am
Yes he is sweet
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 12:14 am  
Tony..I have one in the tank he is in but he is not the dominant male pea in the tank so it is not going well for him...I will be moving him soon and see how it goes.
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 12:16 am  
thanks guys.
Klamz dej » posted 2010/02/17 12:20 am
this guy is so stunning
Vince Cooper (m) » posted 2010/02/17 12:24 am
does look like ick
Robert 'Rodriguez » posted 2010/02/17 12:40 am
Todd Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 12:41 am
wow he's awesome! Id do water change its saved mine from ich! good luck!
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 12:56 am
, i have successfully cured ich using Aquarisol, at a rate of 12 drops per 10 gallons per day till cured, raise the temp to 85 while doing this treatment, and be sure to remove your filter carbon when starting this treatment till 24 hours after the last treatment , then a 25% water change and return carbon(Chemi-pure for me) to the filter.. /it works very well for ich.. Good luck..
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 01:05 am  
Usually only takes 3 to 5 days, and works very well..
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:08 am  
I have a real nice db female and was going to move them together but she got knockedup now my a little blue regal...I will move him to the new tank and see if this clears up...she is now going to be busy for the next month and I will am going to have some intersting hybrids
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:09 am  
thanks for the advice!
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 01:14 am  
Have you ever tried Aquarisol Chris?? I've been using it as a preventative for many many years and have had ich once in 25 years!!Which was gone in 3 days of treatment.. Vince swears by it also!!
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:31 am  
yep...I have some...It is real mild too on the fish...I also like maracide too (kinda the same as quick cure) but that is a little harder with use of the copper sulfates in it...aquarisol is easier on the fish i have read
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:33 am  
plus aquarisol does not screw up the clear silicone..We you use 12 drops per 10 g?
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:34 am  
er Wes...meant to type..not We
Robert 'Rodriguez » posted 2010/02/17 01:36 am  
good info chris on your fx5 what did u put in the baskets i put 2 l of matrix and 2 chemipure not sure it thats enough for a 110
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:41 am  
I got a 10 oz chemipure and using that in one basket...I need to double it up
Robert 'Rodriguez » posted 2010/02/17 01:44 am  
i put 2 10z in one basket.thanks i finally got around to setting it up been busy
Rob Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 01:48 am  
Hey guys I just ordered chemipure for my FX-5 pet has 40 oz. grande size for 21 bucks and change best deal I've seen
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:51 am  
I know wes has been using it for a long time...I am new to using chemipure...wondering how long it can be streached to be used 3 or 4 months?

carbon is done in 2 weeks usually
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:51 am  
thanks rob
Rob Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 01:55 am  
Chris chemi pure can last as long as 6-7 months I have used it for about 10 years love it
Robert 'Rodriguez » posted 2010/02/17 01:56 am  
thks rob i am new with it also
Rob Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 01:58 am  
Let us know how you like it I think it really polishes the water crystal clear
Chris Walker » posted 2010/02/17 01:59 am  
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:04 am  
OK lots of questions here!!! OK as for the aquarisol.. 12 drops per 10 gallons once a week as prevention, and leave the carbon in.. As a cure, remove carbon, raise temp to 85 and use 12 drops per 10 gallons once a day till cured, then wait 24 hours longer, do a 25 % water change and put carbon back in..OK for the Chemipure, 1 -10 oz can do 50 gallons for a full 6 months, so on a 90 or 100 , doul
ble up.. as long as the tanks are not really over loaded. It really does last 6 months or longer if the tank is sparse on fish..
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:07 am  
Thats just what I was saying here Rob!! It is by far the best working filter media, and the best value, by how long it lasts,, Win-Win!!
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:08 am  
Chris, I guarantee you will never ever use anything else once you try it.. Mark my words..
Rob Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 02:12 am  
I agree Wes a friend sold me on it years ago
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:14 am  
Just one important point about Chemi-pure.. It was originally developed for marine tanks, and will only work in a tank with a PH level higher than 7, never use it in an acid PH setting.
Rob Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 02:15 am  
Wes has 40 oz. Chemi-pure for 21.99
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:16 am  
I've been using it since 1984, and have never ever used anything else since!! i will drive 100 miles to get it if i could buy carbon next door!!! Really.
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:17 am  
Thats a great deal Rob, but just wondering how much extra to ship to the Great White North?? LOL
Rob Robinson » posted 2010/02/17 02:25 am  
Thats true they say fre shipping on 99 dollar order, well gnite guys gotta work inthe morning
brian roseberry » posted 2010/02/17 02:29 am
i actully just ordered that. lol, i havent seen that good of a deal on it before thanks rob!. and shippin was i belive 8.99 and with living in ky im in the 1-3 day shipping area. really excited ill be picking my new tank up tomorrow.
Wes St. Jean » posted 2010/02/17 02:44 am  
Congrats on the new tank Brian, it's always great setting up something different.
Ryan Huynh » posted 2010/02/17 03:13 am
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2010/02/17 06:20 am
bip_ 4u (m) » posted 2010/02/17 07:00 am
This guy is a knock out.
James Sing » posted 2010/02/17 07:24 am
Beautiful Chris.
Pamela Pittman » posted 2010/02/17 08:22 am
Beautiful fish! My Cichlids tanks are all currently tinted blue at the moment- power outages caused one fish to stress and get ick. So, now all the tanks are treated. That's why I posted a Koi and Betta pics- I can't see my Cichlids!
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2010/02/17 08:36 am
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2010/02/17 08:36 am
fourdell kidson » posted 2010/02/17 02:55 pm
Ben Prichard » posted 2010/02/22 03:56 pm  
sweet pic
i got 1 that looks similar
Jose Barbosa » posted 2010/10/15 04:42 pm  
My Dragon Just released her 18 fry yesterday! Hopefully they look this good also.
jared williams » posted 2010/10/15 06:47 pm
Chris Walker » posted 2010/10/15 09:56 pm  
wow...this is an old pic of this can see him very well in this pic...thanks alot for the kind comments...hoping to breed him very soon also!
Chris Walker » posted 2010/10/15 09:57 pm  
btw...he healed up really quick after this photo

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Alexander Langer

Alexander Langer

cool, one of my favorites :)
Dee Casta

Its probably not a good idea if you have it in a tank with gourami & tetras
Dee Casta

Its a jack dempsey
Alexander Langer

as said in the other picture, could be true. Aquidens (blue acara) are know
Alexander Langer

wow, great colors, beautiful!
Alexander Langer

it's still small, but to me it seems as a blue acara is plausible. Wait unt