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Old 06-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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My newest Scarlet Badis

I bought this boy at my last SFBAAPS Meet at Neptune Aquatics in Milpitas CA. I spent at least 20 or 30 minutes just staring at the Scarlet Badis ( Dario dario ) and couldn't keep my eyes off this one fish. Super bright and very male !
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He does chase my other SB on occasion, but no damage. I'm feeding live brine, frozen baby brine shrimp, crushed flake and pellets and whatever random micro bugs inhabit my heavily planted 10g.

He is not shy and these are great fish for the right tanks. But will starve in the wrong environments.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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What kind of shrimp is that in the picture with him?
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What kind of shrimp is that in the picture with him?
One of my Crystal Red SS Grade.
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Tina, he looks awesome! Excellent find! Do you have any women for him, or is its a bachelor pad?
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Tina, he looks awesome! Excellent find! Do you have any women for him, or is its a bachelor pad?
I have a possible female in the tank. Was purchased as a female. Colored up a bit, thought was a juv male, but now comparing the two I may have a pair. I may move them to my 5.5g or set up a 3g for them if needed. Right now I'm trying different foods. He is a looker
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That is one good looking fish! I hope that the other fish is a female. If it turns out to be please post a picture, I don't think that I've seen a female scarlet badis. Good luck to you and this fish; it was a good find
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That is one good looking fish! I hope that the other fish is a female. If it turns out to be please post a picture, I don't think that I've seen a female scarlet badis. Good luck to you and this fish; it was a good find
Oh they carry SB all the time. So do 2 other stores. I'm in fishy heaven LOL. I live within an hour of Aqua Forest, Albany Aquarium and Neptunes my 3 favorite stores. Plus I have a Club member that has had 2 SB fry show up in his tank.
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sorry but i have a question how big of aquariums do scarlet badis need
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sorry but i have a question how big of aquariums do scarlet badis need
They can be in 5g. Tiny fish. But like heavily planted and may chase each other a bit.

They are tricky to keep fed sometimes. They are slow deliberate eaters. Won't compete with pushy fish.
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I would get one but I don't have any foods that they would eat.
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