Burmese badis - Badis ruber
Scientific name: Badis ruber
Common name: Burmese badis
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.3
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 17°N (71.43 - 303.57ppm)
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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: Top levels
Food and feeding
Any flake food offered to Burmese badis will usually be ignored. Badis ruber much prefer to be given live or frozen foods which they will consume eagerly. Blood worms, brine shrimp and white worms are ideal.
Asia; Burmese badis are found in India and Burma.
Males tend to display a lot more colouration than the females.
The Burmese Badis are cave spawners so plant pots or artificial caves must be provided to act as spawning sites. These fish do not pair as such but they will spawn in groups. Once the eggs are laid the male will guard the nest often driving the female away. When the fry are free swimming and have left the cave, they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Burmese badis is 5-8 years.
Badis ruber love planted tanks with plenty oh hiding places. They will often hide for long periods, only coming out for a short while before disappearing again.
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