Badis ruber – Burmese Badis
Badis ruber or Burmese Badis is a peaceful fish that feels best at home in a densely planted aquarium where it can create a small territorium. The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots, and should be planted very densely because they need a lot of hiding places. No particularly high requirements are set for the water quality. The aquarium should not be overly lit (this can be achieved with floating plants), and regular water changes are much appreciated.
Badis ruber originates from the lowlands of Myanmar, Northern Thailand and Laos, mostly in the en dan met Yeyarwady/Irrawaddy, Sittaung to Tenasserim and the Mekong riversystems.
Small live food should be given as food. They barely accept dry food.
Breeding Badis ruber – Burmese Badis
Breeding Badis ruber is not difficult. Up to 150 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave. The young hatch after 3 days. Once the yolk sac has been digested, they can be further raised with Artemia nauplii.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
Nonn Panitvong – Siamensis.org