Scarlet Badis Stocking:

DarioDario1999

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Hey Fishlore,
I have an empty 10 gallon but have no room to set it up, it has been an idea of mine for a long time to keep Scarlet Badis. I have seen many people keep this fish in 2.5 gallon tanks, and I was wondering if 2-3 Badis could suffice in a 2.65 gallon (Marina 360)
Any help is appreciated,
Harvey
 

Cap2284

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you could keep them in a 2.65g tank but they won't be very "happy" recommended is 1 gallon per inch minimum but since scarlet Badis need vegetation and hides this means if you add these to a 2.65 they will have much less than 1 gallon per fish
 
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Cap2284 said:
you could keep them in a 2.65g tank but they won't be very "happy" recommended is 1 gallon per inch minimum but since scarlet Badis need vegetation and hides this means if you add these to a 2.65 they will have much less than 1 gallon per fish
Taking this into account, each Badis grows to a max of 0.79 inches. 0.79 x 3 = 2.35 therefore 3 scarlet badis may fit in a 2.65 aquarium
 

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DarioDario1999 said:
Taking this into account, each Badis grows to a max of 0.79 inches. 0.79 x 3 = 2.35 therefore 3 scarlet badis may fit in a 2.65 aquarium
I wouldn't use the one inch of fish per gallon rule, it's not accurate and there are a bunch of things to consider that it just doesn't take into account.

From a quick search on the internet a bunch of sites suggest 5 - 6 gallons as the minimum while there are also some that suggest 10, one even said 20 gallons. 2.65 gallons is definitely too small.
 

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