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CichlidCōde - Trace Mineral Supplement for African Cichlids

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CichlidCōde - Trace Mineral Supplement for African Cichlids (250 mL)

SKU: 255090

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$7.98 $7.98

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CichlidCōde - Trace Mineral Supplement for African Cichlids (500 mL)

SKU: 252523

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Trace & Minor Elements for African Cichlids & Fishes of Lakes Victoria, Malawi, & Tanganyika

  • Unique complex that provides trace and minor elements in beneficial ratios
  • Supports neurological and metabolic reactions
  • Improves coloration
  • Replaces minor and trace elements lost through chemical filtration
  • Will not significantly increase GH or KH
  • Made from ultra-high purity materials and purified water
  • Formulated using extensive research on the chemistry of Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika, and cichlid requirements

Many cichlid species commonly kept in aquariums originate from three lakes in East Africa: Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika. These ecosystems contain unique water chemistry with specific ratios of trace and minor elements that play important roles in the health and behavior of cichlids and other fishes. These elements are involved in crucial neurological and metabolic processes and contribute to the fishes' overall coloration. They can even affect the fishes' mood and reduce aggression, making them calmer. Brightwell's CichlidCode provides a unique complex of these elements in the right ratios, and adding it to your tank during each water change is an effective way to provide these substances for maximum benefit.


Instructions & Guidelines

Shake product well before using.

Community East African Cichlid Aquaria: Add per the directions on the bottle. 

Biotope Aquaria: As noted opposite, the water chemistry of Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika differ markedly. It is therefore sensible to use different dosages of this product for biotope aquaria in which cichlids endemic to only one of the three lakes are housed. Use the following dosages as a general guideline for each biotope aquarium, and increase or decrease dosage as deemed necessary by the appearance of the inhabitants and overall aquarium.

Lake Victoria: Add per the Biotope Aquaria for Lake Victoria directions on the bottle.
Lake Malawi: Add per the Biotope Aquaria for Lake Malawi directions on the bottle.
Lake Tanganyika: Add per the Biotope Aquaria for Lake Tanganyika directions on the bottle.

Note that starting out at a dosage of ½ those recommended above and then gradually increasing the dosage over a period of weeks is often a good practice to follow in aquaria that have not received any previous trace and minor element supplementation; doing so will not cause any harm to aquarium inhabitants, and will enable you to notice subtle changes in the appearance of the system that indicate the effectiveness and need for the product. Though trace and minor elements are essential to critical biological processes, their gross overdosing can be harmful to aquarium inhabitants. Minor and trace elements are made unavailable in aquaria largely by adsorption to particulate organic matter (POM); therefore, aquaria with large amounts of latent organic material may require slightly heavier dosing of this product to compensate for that which is bound. The use of activated carbon will remove trace and minor elements both passively and actively, requiring that this product be dosed after the use of carbon filtration media.


Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.


Ingredients: Purified water, region specific minor and trace minerals

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