Ruber Badis

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Max size 4.5 - 5cm 

pH: Prefers neutral to slightly alkaline water with a value between 6.5 – 7.5.

Badis species are micropredators feeding on small aquatic crustaceans, worms, insect larvae and other zooplankton.

They can be a little picky in the aquarium and may not accept dried foods although in some cases they will learn to take them over time.

At any rate they should always be offered regular meals of small live or frozen fare such as Artemia, Daphnia or bloodworm in order to develop ideal colour and conditioning.

They’re somewhat shy, deliberate feeders (see ‘compatibility’) and it’s also important to note that all species develop issues with obesity and become more susceptible to disease when fed chironomid larvae (bloodworm) and/or Tubifex so these should be omitted from the diet.