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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fresh water fish ID plz

I've had this guy or girl for about two years. It lives in my Fluval Edge 6. There used to be two, now there's one but I don't recall what it is (but I'll know it when I hear it). It's about 1-1/4" long.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 05:08 PM
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Looks like some type of dwarf cichlid..try to go to the store website (the store you bought if from) and see all fish they have, if you bought it there, they should have in for "sale" or at least a picture of it

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Welp, that store's out of business now.
(Pretty certain it's not a cichlid, I would've remembered that)
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Might be badis, the dwarf chameleon fish

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The Dwarf Chamelion does look promising.
I'm posting a blow-up of the best shot I have. I note a minor difference in the tail fin.
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Definitely a male Badis badis.
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Where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday?
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Agree, and a follow-up

I'm sold, Badis Badis it is, and a male. Thanks very much!


So I'm reading up on these and see where two males (in the presence of females) and get pretty aggressive with each other. If I wanted to add 1 or 2, would it be better they be females? I'm not really interested in breeding them, just feeling this guy might want some company.


Being a carnivore, would he be a threat to a couple Dwarf Raspora? Last week I added 4 and now I seem to have 2. There had been 3 when I built this tank 2 years ago and this Badis seemed to coexist with them all that time. But recently they disappeared.


Current population:
4 Amano Shrimp
3 Corys
3 Siamese Algae Eaters (temprary until they clean the place up)
1 Dwarf Pleco (pretty sure, haven't seen it in weeks but I know it likes its cave)
1 Badis Badis
2 Otocinclus
2 Nerite snails


Several Amazon swords
Some Hornwort
2" baked clay substrate
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I have kept these Fish. Wild caught ones. I have collected Badis Badis from the wild only for my personal tanks. They need live food. they do not accept frozen food. Grindal worms are good food for them. They will also eat small baby shrimp. Lovely hardy fish. Most if the time they will hide among the plants coming out only when they see live food.
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Two males in a small tank might result in bloodshed, but if you add a female the male will show some interesting behaviors & color changes. I have a big old male & 3 of his offspring in a 5.5 filled with Java moss.
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