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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dario dario (Scarlet Badis)

Please help, I just got 2 scarlet badis (1 male 1 female) and now after 2 days cannot find them. The tank is decently planted (can't put pics, phone won't let me). They did not jump, I looked everywhere near the tank to see if there were any corpses. Please help, feel really bad.......
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 12:11 AM
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I've heard that they are "live food only" feeders. Perhaps, feed some live food in the vicinity of a viewable area of your tank and they will come out IF they can?
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this is (hopefully) worst-case scenario, and what pandesol is saying is more like what actually happened, but depending on what your filter intake is like, i've heard of them getting sucked in since they're so small...
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My filter is a hob, aquaclear 20 with a sponge pre filter.My local fish store has some baby brine shrinp, they also feed them nutrition supp., so should I get some of those?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 04:27 PM
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Fish that small in a planted tank can die and you wouldn't ever be able to find them. Hopefully this isn't the case though. Could they be busy breeding or something like that?

And I agree with the above statements - grab some live food ASAP and see if you can lure them out to see them.

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I have tried the live food and no luck..... the tank is not too heavily planted, hope i can find them soon, love the little things.
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Good luck, I'll cross my fingers for you

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Dario Dario hide. Very very hard to find mostly. Especially in a planted tank. How large is the tank? You may only see flashes of them forever.

Then there's the chance they died as sometimes they can be fragile. But I wouldn't think that yet. Try the love feeding as previously mentioned. You may get lucky
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Dario Dario hide. Very very hard to find mostly. Especially in a planted tank. How large is the tank? You may only see flashes of them forever.

Then there's the chance they died as sometimes they can be fragile. But I wouldn't think that yet. Try the love feeding as previously mentioned. You may get lucky
+1 on this.

How was your tank? Fully cycled? How long has it been established? Specs please.

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