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Help with ideas for a new tankmate
Old 02-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
 
Help with ideas for a new tankmate

I would like to get a new fish. I have a dwarf gourami, 3 platys, 6 corys, and angelfish. I would like something that would not need to school. I saw a badis at the fish store and have been considering but don't know much about. please help!
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
 
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

More info on your tank would help; the size, and your water parameters.

We have fish profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar at the top of the page, or you can click on the shaded name in posts, as Badis badis. Or did you mean the Scarlet Badis? Both are in our profiles with information on tank sizes, compatibility, water parameters, aquascaping, etc.

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
 
The fish store has them labeled as "dwarf red flame badis" I can only find badis badis and scarlet badis in any info I come across. They look more like the badis badis in color and size they are in this small (10in cube)
and look like they need rescuing. I keep my tank at 72 degrees and is neutral ph. it is a 29g and is planted with wisteria and a radicon sword with rocks. Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
 
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The fish store has them labeled as "dwarf red flame badis" I can only find badis badis and scarlet badis in any info I come across. They look more like the badis badis in color and size they are in this small (10in cube)
and look like they need rescuing. I keep my tank at 72 degrees and is neutral ph. it is a 29g and is planted with wisteria and a radicon sword with rocks. Thanks for your help!
I would assume the "dwarf" would indicate the Scarlet Badis, Dario dario. If so, I wold definitely not add this fish in with angels. Dario dario are very small, I have 8 or 9 and they are very beautiful but would be gone in a flash with larger fish.

The true Badis badis attain 3+ inches. But in a 29g with angels, |i wouldn't. How many angels and how large are they? They attain 6 inches and a 29g is too small for them long term. Plus they should be in a group, but this is tricky if you've had the angel for a time.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
 
Celestial Pearl Danios

I have had these guys for two plus months now and they are just too cool. A couple have really grown, and I have some with really brilliant colors.

I am a trout fisherman and I call them my trout, since to me they look like brook trout.

They (8) hardly ever school together, sometimes, 4 or 5. One consistently hangs with the porkchop rasboras. He or she might have issues.

Interestingly, at least to me, is that one, in lieu of the white dots, has a series of vertical white bands. Very different looking.

I wish my camera or me could do better with pictures, but I have given up.

Anyway, if you are thinking about them, they are just great. Even in a big, heavily planted tank. I got mine shipped in, and all have survived and thrived.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #6
 
the badis are about 2 in.so I don't think they are the scarlet badis. my ( 1) angelfish is still real small. I know I have to get a larger tank and was figuring sometime this summer. They have 4 of the badis at the store. I was planning on just 1. Two of are real pale and the other two are tanner with darker stripes. I know I read that they need caves to hide in and I would definetly get sme clay pots and more plants. They are currently being feed flake food and brine shrimp and have no hiding places-just thin layer of gravel.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #7
 
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the badis are about 2 in.so I don't think they are the scarlet badis. my ( 1) angelfish is still real small. I know I have to get a larger tank and was figuring sometime this summer. They have 4 of the badis at the store. I was planning on just 1. Two of are real pale and the other two are tanner with darker stripes. I know I read that they need caves to hide in and I would definetly get sme clay pots and more plants. They are currently being feed flake food and brine shrimp and have no hiding places-just thin layer of gravel.
At 2 inches the true Badis is getting on and could make havoc of your tank with the other fish. I would await a larger tank, but then think carefully of mixing badis and angels, still noyt a good mix. Please have a read of our profile on these fish, ther is info on why this and that.
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