Scarlet Badis Care Guide


Scarlet Badis
(Dario Dario)

Common names:
Scarlet badis, Red badis, Bengal dario.

Size: 1.5-2cm

pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Tempº: 22ºC - 27ºC

Tank region: Middle layer

Origin: India

Gender: Males are red, females are much duller.

Notes: This tiny, cute and colourful fish is a great addition to a small nano tank. It is peaceful, and does well with other peaceful fish. Since they are hardy, they make great beginners fish. They are not schooling fish, but prefer living in a social environment.

They are very inquisitive and intelligent, so it is a good idea to keep them in a complex environment to explore. Females are rarely imported because of their dull colour. Overall, the Scarlet badis is one of those miracle fish that is interesting, easy, small and pretty.

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