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The males have beautiful bright colors which almost look like living rubies.

With their stunning appearance and their shy and peaceful temperament, it’s no surprise that they have grown very popular within the nano-aquarium hobby.

Typical Behavior

The Scarlet Badis is a peaceful and shy fish, and is easily intimidated by larger and more active fish. This is why other small peaceful fish make ideal tank mates.

Because this fish is easily scared, a tank with dense vegetation is very important to give it shelter and make it feel safe.

As peaceful and timid this fish is toward other fish, it is very aggressive and territorial toward fish of the same species.

These fish spend most of their time swimming slowly in the middle and bottom sections of the tank, and will often stay within the plants.

Category Rating
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful but aggressive toward other males
Color Form: Bright colorful males, silvery-gray females
Lifespan: 3-6 years
Size: Less than 1 inch
Diet: Omnivorous
Family: Badidae
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Freshwater, heavily planted
Compatibility: Other small peaceful fish
SKU: 11276

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