Latin name: (Badis badis)

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20 gallons



This Badis species is a great choice for aquarists looking to add color and personality to their tank. It is important to ensure that the aquarium is well-planted and has plenty of decor to provide territorial boundaries, as well as caves and driftwood for hiding. Additionally, the Badis is a territorial fish, so it is recommended to keep them in a species-only tank for optimal behavior. Alternatively, if kept in a community tank, the Badis will be more peaceful and form family groups headed by the male.

Badis badis are hardy fish that can make a great addition to any aquarium. They are easy to care for and make for a fascinating show with their intricate patterns and coloration. If you are looking for an interesting and unique species for your home aquarium, then badis badis may be the perfect choice for you. They can thrive in a variety of water parameters and require minimal maintenance. With the proper care, these fish can live for several years in your aquarium. Additionally, they are an egg-scattering species, which can make them an exciting species to breed in your home aquarium. The male badis badis will guard and defend the eggs, and after about three days, the fry will hatch. To ensure successful rearing, it is important to feed the fry a diet of infusoria.

Carnivores, the Badis are specialists in consuming live and frozen food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, and small pieces of meat. They are able to do so because of their sharp teeth and strong jaws.

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