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Age : 41
Location : Bangalore - INDIA [12 58 N][77 35 E]
Registration date : 2008-11-10
|Subject: Badis badis - Indian Chaameleon Fish Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:26 pm|| |
Scientific Name: Badis badis
Synonym(s) or Common Name(s): Dwarf Chameleon Fish
Main Identification Traits: Mostly brown with black barring and the males during breeding season will show blue glowing color in the dorsal, anal and caudal fins.
Life Span Information:
Size: Max 3 inches
Place of Origin: India
Biotope Information: Plants, rocks and caves are shelter
Temperature Range: 73-79 F
pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5
TDS and Conductivity Range:
Light requirements: medium range light is required.
Food and Nutrition: carnivore and in captivity eats only live food, frozen food, tubifex, freeze dried bloodworms and bits of meat.
Feeding Habits: predator of live food
Food for the Fry's: frys feed well on Infusoria
Sexing Indicators Information: males show blue color during breeding season
Spawning Information: egg scatterer
Sexual Reproduction Details: these breeds in caves and scatetr their eggs, which attach to the walls in cave/rocks/substrate. The male looks after the eggs and they hatch in 3-4 days.
Fish Behavior: peaceful temprament and lives at the bottom level in water, near plant stems and roots.
Advise for Members: minimum US 20 gallon required for each specimen
Information: Sorry for the blurry pictures, these are very fast for my photo skills.