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Wrestling Halfbeak

 

Family: Hemiramphidae
Species: Dermogenys pusillus
Common Name: Wrestling Halfbeak
Size: Females up to 2.8 inches (7 cm), males smaller.
Habitat: Asia: streams and rivers in Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Sumatra, and Thailand.
Min Tank Size: 30" twenty gallon long (75 Litre). Long is better than tall.
Diet: Carnivorous. Surface feeder that prefers live but will take floating flake and freeze dried.
Behavior: Males aggressive to each other. Keep 3 females to each male. OK with other tankmates.
Water: Temperature range 70 to 86°F (21 to 30°C) pH range: 7.0 8.5; dH range: 6 - 18°
Care: Easy once acclimated. Benefits from the addition of some aquarium salt.
Communities: OK, Keep with other livebearers that can tolerate some salt.
Suitability: Not the best for beginners.

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