Thread: Help with fish ID
02-25-2013, 05:27 PM #1
Help with fish ID
I have a fish years ago that I would like to get again if I can figure out what it was. Unfortunately I have no picture. He was small, around one inch full grown and very red. He was shaped similar to a cichlid and was aggressive. He had a small territory close to the tank bottom and defended it even from larger fish.
02-25-2013, 05:35 PM #2
Never mind, I finally figured out what to google to find these guys. He was a Dario dario, aka Scarlet badis. If anyone happens to know a supplier though, I would be grateful.
02-25-2013, 05:36 PM #3
Sounds like it could be a scarlet badis, also known as a dario dario.
EDIT: I see you found it while I was posting.
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02-25-2013, 05:38 PM #4
Might it have been something like from the above link? It's kinda blurry but the color might be right - was it a dwarf cichlid maybe?
*Edit - I see you found it -what a pretty fish!
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02-25-2013, 05:49 PM #5
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from all the reading ive done on those guys they are super skidish idk how it was aggressive. most my reading said they need to be in a species tank or with some very calm fishKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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02-25-2013, 06:18 PM #6
I only had one before and he wasn't skittish. He did like to hide partially in his cave but his face was always showing. I generally have small schooling fish in my tanks like neons and guppies. Does anyone know how the badis is with shrimp? I have a fair amount of cherries in my community tank.
I may have found a source for these guys, am waiting on a reply about availability.