Scarlet Badis Diet

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

  1. BettaLover07

    BettaLover07 Valued Member Member

    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

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

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

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Frozen and live foods are the only way to feed them(Unless you get lucky and wean them onto flakes and pellets).

    I would try:
    Bloodworms, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, mosquito larvae, blackworms, etc.
  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

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

    BettaLover07 Valued Member Member

    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

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    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.

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