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    Budis fish?

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    I went to a LFS and saw a tank full of Budis fish.... its only 1.5cm long and looks like a killifish. does anyone have any info on it?
    its $2 per fish.

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    do a search on the forum for BAdis.

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    u saw the tiny Scarlet Badis aka Badis sp. "Scarlet". it's a very small species and most of those u see for sale are males. females are very hard to come by. they eat very small live foods but will be happy to eat frozen foods, especially frozen daphnia and bloodworms, provided they're big enough to eat them cos most of those sold in the lfs are still young males. []
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    oh yes, another thing, they're cave spawners.
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    thank you all for the info. mine's a red colour which is not in any of the pics though.

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    one guy bred the scarlet badis.
    however his little things scattered the eggs in javamoss and not a cave...
    hope mine will breed too !!
    check out this Thai hobbyist's webpage
    http://www25.brinkster.com/aprasartkul/badisscarlet.htm

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    hi
    before you invest in these guys, please take note
    they CANNOT outfight other fish for food
    i have not seen a badis manage to get food before the rest of the fish
    they're more suited to scavenging for food
    if you have javamoss in abundance (especially on logs) they'll do splendidly
    the thicker the moss, the better they like it
    apparently they thrive on small organisms living inside

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    Yimin, for the very small scarlet badis, how many should I get to live with about 30 harlequins and pencilfishes?
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    HWChoy,

    How about placing a worm cup in your tank?

    I realised though they dun fight for the food, but once they know that worms is always fed through the worm cup, they will always hang around the cup waiting for food leh.

    Well, at least my badis do that.

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    that's an idea
    but other fish will be doing the same thing, no?
    anyway, i don't recommend keeping them in a community tank
    a species tank will really be the best for these guys

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    that's an idea
    but other fish will be doing the same thing, no?
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    Well, yes... some of the fish will too stay around the worm cup. But at least the badis had a small share of it too!

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