Comments: These are fabulous fish with vibrant colors.
Origin: Badis Ruber's ancestors lived in Laos & Thailand but now they live in aquariums all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, Badis Ruber can grow to be about 2" long.
Behaviors: Badis Ruber are usually peaceful fish but from time to time males have long energetic battles.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include other Community Fish.
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Temperature: Wild Badis Ruber live in water that fluctuates from about 60 to 80-degrees F. and seem to do best in aquariums at about 78-degrees F.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets is best to feed to Badis Ruber. Smaller sized pellets are best, because this is a small fish.
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Water Conditions: These fish can adapt to most types of water, and so as usual it's best not to try to change the pH or alkalinity.
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Aquarium Size: Badis Ruber will need to be kept in an aquarium with at least 20-gallons of water, but of course bigger is better.
Decor: Badis Ruber do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
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Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, also they love rocks and rocky caves.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. A 20 to 30-gallon aquarium needs a Penguin 200B Filter.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Badis Ruber can live for several years. Keep the water conditions excellent and feed them premium foods, and they will most likely breed and produce the next generation of fish for your aquarium.
Gender: It's difficult to tell males from females, when they are very small, but as they mature the male will color up and the female will become rounder.
Breeding: Badis Ruber females lay their eggs in caves or in small cavities. The male fertilizes and they wait and protect their eggs from other tankmates.
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Popularity: These fish are are rare in the aquarium hobby.
Names: The scientific name for Burmese Badis Ruber is Badis ruber.
Variations: This species occurs over a wide area and so it's natural for there to be some variations.
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DrTom - 09/03/2015
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