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Halfbeaks

Postby andy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:08 am

I have 4 of these delightful little fish in my community tank. I'd love to have a go at breeding them. Pretty sure ive got 3 males and 1 female but not sure if they'd ever spawn in a community tank despite having a lot of surface vegetation.
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Re: Halfbeaks

Postby Anita » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:26 am

Have you got Nomorphamphus liemi, The Celebes Halfbeak?
They are silver-ish with white fins and a little black edging to the fins.
I would think your tank would be ideal, plenty of plants for cover and there's loads of room for swimming. A pH of 7.5 or under is fine, water temp 26 to 28 deg (I'd keep at 28). These fish are carnivores so feeding them with bloodworms would bring them into condition.
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Re: Halfbeaks

Postby andy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:40 am

Just doing some google searches, it would appear i have something similar to Dermogenys Pusillis but mine have yellow fins. They're only about 1.5" long but i love em.
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Re: Halfbeaks

Postby Anita » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Hmm good, nice to find a fish that we haven't kept before - rekindles the interest (for me anyhow) :)
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Re: Halfbeaks

Postby Mick » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:29 pm

never kept these myself, any pics :-):
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