Scarlet Badis Diet

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by BettaLover07, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. BettaLover07

    BettaLover07Valued MemberMember

    so yesterday I picked up 5 red Scarlet Badis from my LFS. I asked what they fed them and the reply was bloodworms and crushed up flakes. Is this ok or should I feed them something else?
  2. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    They won't eat flakes. Try live food, they like shrimp and daphnia.
  3. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

  4. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    If you get really lucky, they might try flakes or pellets, otherwise, it's all live feedings.
  5. OP

    BettaLover07Valued MemberMember

    Would my lfs or even petsmart or petco possible have these for sale? I have the freeze dried bloodworms but they don’t show very much interest.
  6. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I never see them at my local PetCo, or PetSmart.
    Maybe you can ask them, if not, just look online, or any special aquatics stores that might be near you.