06-23-2011, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Undeceived
Byron, what about something like a Dunckers River Halfbeak?
Vanessa likes common pretty fish, I like rare active fish.
Do you think this halfbeak would work in our tank setup? Obviously, based on the fact that they fight to the death, we could only get one, but they come from rivers like the loaches, so they should be alright, right?
I've no practical knowledge of halfbeaks or garfish as they are sometimes called, and I can't seem to find much info online, at least not for this species. The fish are generally shoaling though, meaning a group, and given their temperament I think this is highly dangerous in this setup. Including predatory fish will almost always cause stress for the others and that brings on health issues if not death even though no actual physical assault occurs. Fish "read" chemical signals other fish produce. The c herry barb in particular would be scared to death in such a situation.