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Scarlet Badis

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Scarlet Badis Care Guide:

  1. Scientific Name: Dario dario

  2. Tank Size: Opt for a small aquarium of at least 5 gallons for a Scarlet Badis.

  3. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: Maintain a range of 72-78°F (22-26°C).
    • pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, ideally between 6.0-7.0.
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
  4. Tank Setup:

    • Provide densely planted areas and floating vegetation.
    • Use a dark substrate to enhance their vibrant colors.
    • Ensure a well-filtered tank with minimal water flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Scarlet Badis are carnivores; offer a diet of high-quality live or frozen foods like small worms, daphnia, and brine shrimp.
  6. Tank Mates:

    • Scarlet Badis can be territorial, especially during breeding.
    • Keep them in a species-only tank or with peaceful, similarly sized fish.
  7. Maintenance:

    • Perform regular water changes (20-30% every 1-2 weeks) to maintain water quality.
    • Monitor and maintain stable water parameters.
  8. Behavior:

    • Scarlet Badis are known for their stunning colors and unique courtship displays.
    • They may establish territories, especially during breeding.
  9. Compatibility:

    • Best kept with peaceful fish that won't outcompete for food.
    • Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species.
  10. Breeding:

    • Breeding Scarlet Badis can be challenging in a home aquarium.
    • Provide suitable conditions with plants and hiding spots.
  11. Health Monitoring:

    • Regularly observe for signs of stress, disease, or changes in behavior.
    • Quarantine new additions to prevent potential diseases.

By creating a well-planted and appropriately decorated tank with suitable tank mates, you can enjoy the beauty and fascinating behavior of Scarlet Badis in your aquarium.