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Scarlet Badis (Dario Dario)


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Common Name: Scarlet Badis
Proper Name: Dario Dario
Category: Catfish
Temperature: 23 - 26 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 2 cm
 
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Catfish??
 
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It is not a catfish! It's one of two genera in the Family Badidae (along with [I]Badis[/I]), a perch-like fish. They are very interesting little hunters, but are quite finicky - mine will only eat nematodes (microworms, bananaworms, etc) and frozen bloodworms in addition to what ever small critters they find in my tank.
 
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i have 8 of this little cute fishes...the main problem is the don't like processed foods, eat only live foods. otherwise grate addition to any small tank with peaceful tank mates.
 
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Small fish, but big personality! These little guys wave their fins in anticipation of being fed. So interesting to watch, as they know all too well, how to beg for more food. I've always fed mine California Blackworms. Yes unfortunately they don't eat any processed foods. Only frozen or live, so in that regards they require a little more effort to take care of. That and the fact that they probably won't do well in a community tank because they tend to be on the shy side, and won't do well trying to compete against other fish for food. Still one of my all time favorite fish nonetheless.
 
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where can I get one of these scarlet badis?
 
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i bought 3 Badis this week from liveaquaria.com
 
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http://msjinkzd.com/ is an EXCELLENT and rather renowned supplier.
 
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I have 11 of the Scarlet Badis's.I got them from "Tropic Isle Aquarium" in Mass. They shipped them to me in Florida over night for $79.00 in early summer. They are still in good shape,but I'm having a problem breeding them. They are in a planted tank(20gal/long) good chems.Seven are in there,3 males/4 ladies, others are in a smaller tank(just in case). Can anybody help with info ? Pfguy540
 
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I love these little guys! I haven't had a problem with them not eating, they peck at tiny newly hatched snails, and probably my shrimplets. Since I only have 4 I'm not too concerned with them eating all my shrimplets, and definitely not concerned about them with my shrimp. Some of my shrimp are bigger than they are!

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