Scientific Name: Badis bengalensis
Please note – The image used above is for illustration purposes only; Size, colour and sex may vary. Many of our livestock species are sold as juveniles and have not yet reached their full size and colour potential. If you have any concerns about the size or colour of the livestock you wish to order, please contact our livestock team via our support centre before placing your order. Due to the large quantities of livestock orders daily, the livestock team will are unable to select fish / shrimp to meet specific gender or aesthetic needs.
Approximate purchase size : 1 - 1.75cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
We would class these as a medium level of care.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Found in river systems located in Western Bengal.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
In small aquariums keep in single pairs or 1 male with multiple females. Males will coexist in large aquariums with set territories.
What water conditions do they require?
Soft slow moving water is ideal with a pH of 6.0 - 7.5 and will accept temperatures from 18 - 26 degrees celcius.
What should you feed them?
Microfeeders, may be trained to accept flake but should chiefly by fed on Daphnia, Artemia etc. Avoid over feeding on bloodworms and tubifex as this can cause obseity.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Generally very peaceful, avoid keeping with boisterous or overly active species.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Generally easy to breed once conditioned and provided correct substrates and environment.