Scarlet badis and company tank
Seemingly the staff don't want to decide on the fish for the office tank.... so it ends up being my choice anyway.
I looked at the scarlet badis early on but wondered if it would work with other possible fish... I think the mix might be OK.
Other fish would be a few oto catfish and a small group of whiptail catfish with as many badis as may fit in a well planted tank with an assortment of small driftwood pieces. I was considering shrimp as well but not sure about that. Water parameters are suitable for all.
Does anyone have any experience with these? For some reason I think they may be fussy eaters and I won't be checking or feeding 7 days a week... It is work after all.
Edit: oops, I meant to put this in the fish section.:oops:
I know Boredomb has a few of these guys, he talks about them a bit in his thread.
I'm pretty sure the only food they accepted was live blackworms.
lovely little fish. my friend just got some for his nano tank ^_^
they are also currently taking black worms
wont touch pellets at all
Yes, a beauty of a fish, but live foods are mandatory. If lucky, they may get weaned onto frozen bloodworms and daphnia; mine ate at the frozen bloodworms, sort of, but slowly wasted away.
If you want a better small red fish, look at the rasbora dwarfs in Boraras. A group of 15 in a planted 10g would be nice. I've had three of the six species, and they did fine on prepared foods (flake and micro pellet). Another is the Ember Tetra, a group of 9-12.
I went through every single profile to come up with a handful of fish suited for the water and tank (9dGH, pH 7.6 20 gallon) as well as the care level that I can supply with it not being a home tank. 5 tetras, oto's, couple of Cory and the whiptails cats were about the species range I ended up with.... that skipped some that may not be colourful enough as there was a consensus that there had to be colour.
I did add one today, the silvertip tetra that I may look closer at. I liked the lemon tetra but this one fits better... of course if I can find them. If I didn't have the Betta these would suit my home tank nicely. Can a tetra mix well with cherry barb ? These would be a nice contrast fish to the red barbs.
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