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Speaking Of Badids ...
March 11, 2011
1:38 am
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Rhaethe
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Hi there

I'd seen some other threads but wasn't sure if I should resurrect them after a certain point, or just start new ... or which.

Anywho, I've come across a fish on aquabid that is labeled "Giant Indian Pajama Badis". When I asked the seller what the species name was, he said that the supplier didn't even know. The seller seemed fairly knowledgeable and supplied species names for his other listings, so I am inclined to believe what he has to say.

The fish being sold is at 1.5-2 inches. I tried several searches which did indicate a Dario species as a "pyjama badis" as one of its sell-names ... but it doesn't get that large. The markings didn't seem similar either.

So! I then cracked open Seriously Fish and started to try and identify myself. The fish pictured looked a bit washed out, but even then, I couldn't really find a fish that fit the pattern and -wasn't- already fairly well known amongst suppliers.

Thought I might show an image of the fish here, and get opinions on possible species name. The auction itself is ended, but I am tempted to ask the seller if the fish is still available.

The image is here: http://i822.photobucket.com/al.....ms/zz147/c...ge/DSC_4828.jpg

March 11, 2011
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Another fancy name for another well-known badid: Badis blosyrus (200 % sure). A very nice fish!

March 11, 2011
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QUOTE (Stefan @ Mar 11 2011, 01:31 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another fancy name for another well-known badid: Badis blosyrus (200 % sure). A very nice fish!

That was the one I was leaning toward, after careful study. But I wasn't sure. At all, because the colors were so washed out. This means I am learning how to identify then. Woo!

And yes, blosyrus does appear to be a very nice fish. I am so very tempted to contact the seller and see if are still available.

March 11, 2011
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Go for it (and beware he/she/they might deny the ID, because sp. sells more fish than blosyrus /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> ). They're aggressive so beware that males will fiercely fights / tear each other apart. Big species tank - those are the keywords.

March 12, 2011
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Ah well, they don't appear to have any more.

A local breeder does happen to have some badis badis, however.

So, now I must decide if I want to branch out my fish room into badis ... or keep to the colisa / trichogaster species. Which, outside of chain petshops that only traffic in kissing / dwarf / three spot varieties .... are really really hard for me to find.

March 12, 2011
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Badis might mix well with gourami spp.; the former occupy the bottom and the latter higher levels. Blosyrus does turn up quite often so keep an eye out /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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