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Thread: scarlet badis

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    Hi, went to my local fish store today and they just got a shipment of a fish called the scarlet badis. The guy told me they are a rare fish to get and they dont get shipments on them very often. does anyone have any information about them? are they easy to care for? hardy? do well in a community tank?

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    I will tell you ahead that I have no personal experience with this fish, but I used to consider
    them for my tanks myself so I am welcome to share some research.

    The scarlet badis does not seem to be much of a community dweller, because it is so small, gets easily outcompeted for food and mostly will only accept frozen or live foods versus prepared (convenient) foods. So you may want to keep them on their own or with tiny peaceful schoolers like microrasboras, etc.

    They come from soft waters but are supposedly unfussy (as opposed to most dwarf cichlids) and you should be able to keep them at as low as 20°C. due to their timid nature they do appreciate plenty of cover. The males are territorial and should not be kept together in a small setup.

    On a last note, many sources claim that most imported fish will be males, so you likely will not have any females if you bu a couple.

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    madagascariensis did get most of the profile correct.

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    Nice looking little fish there!
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    There was a guy here one day saying his female died and when he tried to replace the female, his store only sold these fish in pairs. Since he didn't want 2 males and 1 female, he was unable to get them. I found that interesting. All I know about these fish is that they like live foods.

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    the fish are considered for a species only tank usually.. They are aggressive, picky on food (the most common death is starvation) and like live food like what was mentioned... I was heavy into these little guys for a species only 10gal but the dream never materialized.
    Last edited by Sandz; 06-06-2012 at 06:04 PM.

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    Agreed in speices only tank. Mine worked great on their own. Never had a issue with feedin them. They would anything that put in front of them.

    Unfortunatly mine died while I was shifting and have not replaced them.

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