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Old 11-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Scarlet Badis Sexyness [UPDATED]


Hey guys. So I was lucky enough to do a small group order with a few friends and got a 3 Scarlet Badis from msjinkzd (awesome person)! To my surprise unfortunately no one in NYC seems to be breed them. So I took it upon myself that I will try. They're also my first Scarlet Badis.. I did not know these guys were so tiny. Since I don't really have much of a large tank 7.9 gallon ebi and a 1 gal tank. I put my 3 badis in the 1 gallon temp to just see how they do for the time being until I sort out my 8 gallon.. maybe even convince my wife to be able to keep a 20g Long.. (due to limited NYC apt space). So here are a few videos.. any advice or crits are welcome they're currently housed with 30+ MTS, 1 Nitrite snail, 2 pond baby snails and 1 ramshorn, with 100+ tubi and a few bloodworms living in the substrate to trigger natural hunting in the wild. I soon pray for a 20g L (If anyone is getting rid of their 20gal long in nyc let me know

1st day I just took them out of the bag and placed these freaking awesome cute babies in the tub with microworms and tubiflex worms


Day 21 settled in and feeding on microworms! They go nuts for them!


A quick video after the lights went out but I woke them up.. they're being shy!


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Old 11-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Sweet fish! You might want to throw some Java moss in with them. It will make them feel more secure, they'll spawn in it & the fry will feed on the microorganisms that inhabit it. Good luck with them & first dibs on some of their offspring!
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Sweet fish! You might want to throw some Java moss in with them. It will make them feel more secure, they'll spawn in it & the fry will feed on the microorganisms that inhabit it. Good luck with them & first dibs on some of their offspring!
Thank you! And you got it sir. You have one of the first dibs
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Scarletts are beautiful fish with a ton of personality. I was lucky enough to buy some juvies a while back but did not have the patience to grow them out
cause the fry take a while to mature. Congrats on the awesome fish though!!
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Scarletts are beautiful fish with a ton of personality. I was lucky enough to buy some juvies a while back but did not have the patience to grow them out
cause the fry take a while to mature. Congrats on the awesome fish though!!
Thank you again for the input. I am just praying I can get them to breed. But I have everything ready. Moss to fill a whole 2 gallon and enough microworm culture to feed for 1 year.
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Very cool, they are like mini cichlids!
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:08 AM   #7
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Those are some beautiful fish!
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I had 3 SB in my 40B, all males. Each had their own area they would watch. Every now and then 2 of em would show off to each other for 30 min or so. To bad I couldn't get 5 or 6 females. Great looking fish! Your SB are young yet, wait til they are mature. Most colorful micro fish out there. I had a RCS population in the 40B with them, so the baby RCS kept them feed.
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Great videos! I just got a pair of the little guys today. They're so tiny!
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Thank you guys! I'm finally thinking of a larger tank. At most 20L which will be high tech but extremely heavily planted. So I'm sure they will love it. Along with my pygmy cories and 1 carbon black shrimp

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So this is something new I noticed. I came home and was about to turn off the lights and ten I see the one of female Scarlet and Male Badis doing this tap against the plants and substrate. as anyone seen such behavior wit there Badis?

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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Any idea what this behavior is? Anyone?

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I tried looking everywhere it may seem like breeding behavior.. but still not 100% sure.
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I would say that is a gill disease such as gill flukes or bacterial gill illness. it looks like she is scratching her gills on the plants. its called flashing, fish do it when they itch.
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I would say that is a gill disease such as gill flukes or bacterial gill illness. it looks like she is scratching her gills on the plants. its called flashing, fish do it when they itch.
Is this something deadly or critical? What can I do to fix this problem?
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