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Dario hysginon KULLANDER & BRITZ, 2002

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

This species is traded under various names such as ‘red melon Dario’ or ‘flame red Dario’.

Among congeners D. dayingensis is most similar since it differs only in a few meristic counts and by its slightly larger adult size.

D. hysginon can be told apart by possessing 22-24, usually 23, lateral scales (vs. 24-25 in D. dayingensis), 8½ (vs. 9½) scales in the transverse scale row, a…

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Badis sp. 'Buxar'

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

This undescribed species has been available in the aquarium hobby since 2006. It may also be seen on sale with the name Badis sp. 'flame dot' in reference to the body scales which in males possess a bright red centre or B. sp. 'red' as it appeared in a 2007 German magazine article. It appears to belong to the B. corycaeus group of species (see below).

Since the species Badis singenensis was…

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Badis ferrarisi KULLANDER & BRITZ, 2002

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Like most badids this species is poorly documented and has yet to find significant popularity in the aquarium hobby. It is arguably the most attractive member of the genus and we hope to see it more widely available; the fish in our images representing what is thought to be the only batch exported from Myanmar to date. It is most closely related…

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Badis khwae KULLANDER & BRITZ, 2002

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Like most badids this species is poorly documented and has yet to find significant popularity in the aquarium hobby, though given its restricted natural distribution it is unlikely ever to be available in large numbers. Within the genus it is most easily confused with B. ruber and B. siamensis but both these species have rows of dark spot-like markings on the flanks which are lacking in B. khwae. The three also differ in the shape of the dark marking on the caudal peduncle; in B. ruber it is rel…

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Badis siamensis KLAUSEWITZ, 1957

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Like most badids this species is poorly documented and has yet to find significant popularity in the aquarium hobby; to date it has only been exported in very limited numbers. It was for a number of years known as Badis badis siamensis and will be seen labelled as such in older literature. Within the genus it is most easily confused with B. khwae and B. ruber but can be identified by the flank patterning which consists of rows of horizontally-arranged dark markings. In B. ruber these appear mor…

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Badis blosyrus KULLANDER & BRITZ, 2002

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Like most badids this species is poorly documented and has yet to find significant popularity in the aquarium hobby. It is easily confused with B. assamensis at first glance as the body patterning of the two is almost identical but can be distinguished by its slightly smaller adult size, noticeably elongated, more well-developed jaw profile and some other, mostly internal, meristic characters.

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Badis corycaeus KULLANDER & BRITZ, 2002

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Like most badids this species is poorly documented and has yet to find significant popularity in the aquarium hobby. Within the genus it is most closely-related to B. pyema but the two are unlikely to be confused as B. corycaeus is much the deeper, darker-bodied fish.

Prior to 2002 the family Badidae included just five species of which only B. badis and, to a lesser extent, Badis dario (referred to as B. bengalensis by some sources) were popular in the aquarium hobby. However an extensive rev…

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Badis assamensis AHL, 1937

March 13th, 2012 — 1:24pm

Like most badids this species is poorly documented and has yet to find significant popularity in the aquarium hobby. It is easily confused with B. blosyrus at first glance as the body patterning of the two is almost identical but can be distinguished by its slightly larger adult size, noticeably shorter jaw profile and some other, mostly internal, meristic characters.

Prior to 2002 the family Badidae inc…

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Badis kyar KULLANDER & BRITZ, 2002

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

Like most badids B. kyar is poorly documented in aquarium literature and has yet to find significant popularity in the hobby, though given its restricted natural distribution it is unlikely ever to be available in large numbers. The fish in our image is a specimen included in the only batch of this species known to have been exported to date. This species has a very slender body shape (which may be an adaptation to its habitat) and in this respect is similar to B. pyema. However B. kyar possesse…

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Badis ruber SCHREITMÜLLER, 1923

Burmese Badis

March 13th, 2012 — 1:22pm

B. ruber is among the better known Badis species in the aquarium hobby with trade names including ‘Burmese badis’ and ‘red badis’.

It was referred as Badis badis burmicanus for a number of years and will be seen labelled as such in older literature.

Among congeners it is most easily confused with…

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