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So I was cleaing up the house b/c parents were coming over in town tonight to have dinner, while going through the room stuff I came across my filters and heaters and a 10g tank that weren't set up, since I just finished up setting up my 55g I decided it was time for a new project, so I spent the afternoon cleaning the tank, putting sand/laterite mix in, then I decided I needed a new piece of driftwood so off to the lfs I went. Well the lfs 2 minutes down the road had no good driftwood but while I was there I decided to check out the new shipment of fish and low and behold I found some fish I had to have, and would make perfect members of my new tank I was setting up what are they you ask?:




2 great looking scarlet Badis Badis never seen them locally so I swimped up a couple and they're residing in my planted 20g until I finish getting my 10g set up and cycled, so enough talking here's the start of my 10g (minus the water) and (o yeah I found some wood at the lfs across town that was only 15 bucks and is 20" long and about 5"):



Thanks for looking,

Phillip
 

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I am so jealous of you right now. I've been trying to get my hands on some badis badis for awhile now. Lucky find they look awesome!!! :D

The wood looks cool too..I wish I could get driftwood that cheap here :p
 
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alright update, added shultz aquatic plant soil to give another 1" or so of substrate for plants, and now there's water and filter and heater in the tank:


thanks for looking,
Phillip
 

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Those are nice looking fish. How much did they cost. I can get the lfs to order but I would like to have some ideal of the cost so she wont rip me off so bad..
 
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they are scarlet dario dario (also known as badis badis but these guys won't get much bigger then they are (about the size of a quarter from tip of tail to tip of nose) so are different then badis badis which get up to 3 inches and aren't as colorful) they cost me 4 bucks a pop, great fish, they love frozen/live foods, I haven't gotten them to eat flake yet.

Phillip
 
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thanks, yeah I think the wood really is a great piece for this tank, really makes it look nice and big, once I get some plants in there I think it will look even better.

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Nice badis, I got one of those for free once because he slipped into the bag holding my Ctenopoma acutirostre :p Currently I only have Badis badis badis, but they're still cool :D
 
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