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post #1 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
New and different livebearer

Hey everyone,
Just found this guy at my local pet store and HAD to get one. It said it was a 'Golden Halfbeak' but it may go by another name.
Has anybody got these or had experience with them? Apparently they mostly stay on the surface of the tank and are very peaceful.
Id like to try and breed this one and watch them grow. Anyone know how to tell male from female?
Here is a couple of pictures of mine.
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18L Fry and guppy/endler tank
4 platy fry, 3 guppys, 4 endlers

10G Molly tank
1 Female dalmatian, 1 female koi, 1 female platinum silver,1 female platinum silver lyretail, 1 male koi lyretail

17G Community tank
3 Harlequin Rosbora, 1 female galaxy blue platy,1 male bronze gold platy, 1 female hawaiian platy,1 female sunset platy, 1 male twin bar platy, 1 male two tone(blue and red) platy, 1 female red wag platy, 2 platy fry, 1 bristlenose catfish
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 11:38 PM
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Interesting fish. It reminds me of a Gar. I will be watching the thread. Thank you for posting.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-15-2011, 12:22 AM
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I've never seen one looks really cool.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-15-2011, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
They do look really weird and cool. I think its awesome how they are only small and don't normally grow past 7.5cm long. Means i can have some in my tank

18L Fry and guppy/endler tank
4 platy fry, 3 guppys, 4 endlers

10G Molly tank
1 Female dalmatian, 1 female koi, 1 female platinum silver,1 female platinum silver lyretail, 1 male koi lyretail

17G Community tank
3 Harlequin Rosbora, 1 female galaxy blue platy,1 male bronze gold platy, 1 female hawaiian platy,1 female sunset platy, 1 male twin bar platy, 1 male two tone(blue and red) platy, 1 female red wag platy, 2 platy fry, 1 bristlenose catfish
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-15-2011, 11:16 AM
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cool looking, and (like all liverbearers) would be happy in my water :) now i might have to plan another tank...:/
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-19-2011, 10:40 PM
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Cool yes, new no. Halfbeaks have been in the hobby for decades. Don't keep more than one male in a tank because males are aggressive towards eachother.They're best kept in pairs or one male to several females.

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