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BLACK TIGER DARIO – Nano Fish
$170 for 4 unsexed juveniles
Includes Express Post – Sent out on Mondays only.
Cannot send to TAS, NT or WA
ABOUT THE BLACK TIGER DARIO:
The Black Tiger Badis (Dario sp. “Myanmar”), is a nano-sized (3.5cm) fish indigenous to Northern Myanmar. This rare fish displays brilliant red, cream, and black vertical striping with black and blue head and highlights on the fins of mature males, which are more vibrantly colored than females. As the Black Tiger Badis reaches maturity, males will often display even more intense coloration, especially when competing for the attention of females.
The Black Tiger Badis is a micropredator requiring a diet of meaty foods. Live and frozen foods should be regularly offered. In nature, this fish eats various small worms, small crustaceans, insects and insect larvae. In the aquarium, cyclops, glassworms, enriched Artemia, and Daphnia will make an excellent staple diet. Bloodworms and Tubifex worms can be fed on occasion, but should fed these in moderation since they can lead to obesity problems with badis species.
The aquarium of the Black Tiger Badis should include plenty of plants, rockwork, and driftwood. Plenty of cover is necessary for this species and will ensure the most activity and least stress.
The Black Tiger Badis will thrive in a planted aquarium with relatively mild to moderate water flow and is generally peaceful with other species of fish. Though it is a micropredator, its small size makes it safe with virtually any fish or invertebrate that is too large to be considered prey. It can be housed with some invertebrates such as snails and larger shrimp, but it may eat the fry and juveniles of most Caridina and Neocaridina shrimp of any other small invertebrates that will fit in its mouth. The Black Tiger Badis is somewhat timid compared to more boisterous fish, so it is necessary to make sure that this badis is not outcompeted for food. It may hybridize with other Badis species, so care should be taken if keeping it with the Scarlet Badis (Dario dario).