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pringleman1 09-14-2011 10:26 PM

New and different livebearer
 
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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.

Fisherofmen 09-14-2011 10:38 PM

Interesting fish. It reminds me of a Gar. I will be watching the thread. Thank you for posting.
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BarbH 09-14-2011 11:09 PM

Interesting fish, here is a couple of places to check for more information on helping to sex the fish.
Wrestling halfbeak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halfbeak fish, Dermogenys pusilla Profile, with care, maintenance requirements and breeding information for your tropical fish

k19smith 09-14-2011 11:22 PM

I've never seen one looks really cool.

pringleman1 09-14-2011 11:50 PM

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 :-)

KendraMc 09-15-2011 10:16 AM

cool looking, and (like all liverbearers) would be happy in my water :) now i might have to plan another tank...:/

Jayy 09-19-2011 09:40 PM

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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