Female Dario Dario?

  1. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Hello all!

    So took a trip to the the mom and pop LPS and saw Scarlet Badis (who we're new to the aquatic section) in a tank and went closer to look and upon further inspection, I saw much duller versions of the males.

    So, I'm not entirely sure, but are they female? They're about 3 of them and have the slightest blue/green sheen to them in the tank and if they are, I might scoop them up with the rest of the males because of their rarity. If not, then thanks for looking anyways :)
     

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  2. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    Nope, those are subdominant males. I have two males in my tanks and one looks like that. Females literally have no color.
    Also, I'm super miffed cause I cannot find scarlet badis near me to save my life
     
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    KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Ah I see. Thanks. I was thinking maybe because some people say they can have a bit of color, so this is good to know.

    Thanks so much (and they really are impossible to find lol. It's why I got so excited!)
     
  4. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    I feel that. I'm probably gonna have to order more fish, which is a pain just because of shipping costs
     
  5. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm Included Well Known Member Member

    Not all females are colorless, some have partial patterns.
     
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    KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Thats what I had thought to when I was googling in the store, but I have an untrained eye, hence why I asked here :)

    (I know somebody else on the forum was looking for females as well...but I can't remember...maybe they'll hopefully see this post!)