Scarlet Gem Badis

Scarlet Gem Badis

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  • $12.99

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The Scarlet Gem Badis is a shy, small freshwater fish considered one of the more underrated species in the hobby. Its brilliant coloration and unique personality reminiscent of dwarf cichlids make the Scarlet Gem Badis quite an interesting species to study.

Males feature 7 dark vertical bars across sides with bold red coloration, while females exhibit uniform grayish coloration or indistinct vertical bars. Breathtaking coloration and activity peaks during spawning, with rival males "facing off" or "dancing" alone for a female's attention.


  • Scientific Name: Dario dario
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
  • Care LevelModerate
  • TemperamentPeaceful
  • Water Conditions: 73-79° F, KH 10-15, pH 6.5-7.5
  • Max. Size1"
  • Color Form: Gold, Red
  • DietOmnivore
  • OriginAsia
  • FamilyBadidae

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