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Are Badis badis (Chameleon fish) safe for planted tanks?

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by pepetj, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. pepetj

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    I found a few specimens of Badis badis at a LFS. They are still juveniles (likely a bit over one inch SL). I wonder if these fish work in a planted tank or if they will disrupt delicate plant species. I'm considering purchasing some of them so... better ask this before I end with a fish that may not be suitable for planted tanks (I keep none of those fellows).

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  2. Hallen

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    They leave plants alone, shrimp however are not safe for them. :)
     
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    Badis badis Just Ain't All That Bad

    Hi Pepetj,

    Badis badis are no threat to plants.:cool:

    As long as the males have plenty of room and there are no other territorial bottom dwellers or aggressive fish about, there really aren't too many problems with other critters. For the most part only baby shrimp have much to fear.:rolleyes:

    Really they are "micro-predators," small-crustaceans, small worms (I like black worms) insect larvae, (I like Daphnia and such). Someone will no doubt chime in with how they never feed anything but the cheapest, nastiest dry-flake food and they do just great...:( Well shame on them...:p

    Plenty of smooth rock and gravel, some caves and soon you will have more B. badis than you know what to do with; happily hiding and spawning!:cool:

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