Badis - Badis badis
Scientific name: Badis badis
Common name: Badis
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 8 cm (2.76 - 3.15 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 18°N (107.14 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 26 °C (73.4 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Badis will accept all foods, quality flake should provide the staple diet, blood worms and white worms should be given as treats.
Asia; Badis are found in India and Pakistan.
Males are a lot more colourful than the females, females tend to look drab.
Badis prefer to spawn in caves; these can be provided by adding upturned plant pots to the tank. They will perform a mating ritual where they swim around each other in circles and lock mouths, after this they will enter the cave to spawn. The eggs should hatch in 2-3 days but it will be another couple of weeks before the fry are free swimming. Newly hatched brine shrimp can be fed to the fry.
The expected life span for Badis is 3-5 years.
Badis Badis prefer a well planted tank but leave open swimming areas. Hiding places should be provided with the use of rocks of wood. They are classed as a peaceful species but best kept in a species only tank.Badis is very useful against snails.
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