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Chameleon fish Badis badis

Category: Perches

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £9.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock



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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-4cm

Badis badis (Chameleon fish)

A cichlid-like fish in shape, but able to change its colour most remarkably from red to blue to black.

Extremely timid and peaceful, this fish can only be recommended for use in community tanks contaning very quiet fish such as neon tetras. The aquarium must be thickly planted and the aquarist must ensure each fish has a cave of its own.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Feeding can be tricky; small live foods are preferred but frozen bloodworms and other similar foods will also be taken. Dried food such as flake is ignored.

These fish are territorial and hold small patches around caves or the roots of large plants. Males are more brightly coloured than the females and have a convex ventral surface. The females have a more rounded belly and a slightly concave ventral surface.

Breeding is similar to that of a dwarf cichlid, with the male guarding the eggs. He will further protect the fry until they have consumed their yolk sacs, but once the fry are free swimming, he ignores them. Raise the fry on tiny live foods.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution India
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 8 cm
Water Parameters Soft and acidic, low nitrates
Water PH 6.5-7.0