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Badis badis


Family: Badidae
Genus & Species: Badis badis
Common Name: Badis, Dwarf Chameleon Fish
Size: 3 in. (8 cm)
Habitat: Asia: Ganges River drainage in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons.
Diet: Carnivore, prefers live brine shrimp or bloodworms. May take pellets once established.
Behavior: Peaceful and shy. Can become territorial.
Water: Freshwater, pH 6.0 - 8.0, temperature range, 74-79°F (23-26°C), dH range: 5 - 19
Care: High water quality, caves or other shelter.
Communities: Carefully selected tankmates.
Suitability: Intermediate

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