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GwenInNM 01-03-2012 07:04 PM

My new Halfbeak - Pictures
 
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I feel slightly bad about only getting one, but this guy seems like a happy dude. Very cool to watch him eat. He cruises around the top and gobbled up some frozen mesquito larva I put on top, and some flakes. The other fish are so use to me putting the food below the water line, they never even spotted the food on top. The reason I only got one, is it warns against keeping males together, as they will fight. The 4 they had in the tank all looked like males. The fish store said they'll get more in, in the spring, so I'll pick up more than. Don't you think this fish is a cool little guy? I've never seen one of these until yesterday :-?

Gwen

zof 01-03-2012 07:31 PM

very cool looks like hes swimming upside down lol

Jayy 01-03-2012 09:18 PM

He looks awesome!! Haha it does look like he's swimming upsidedown.

GwenInNM 01-03-2012 10:17 PM


Thanks you guys. I'm so not used to seeing fish sit up near the top. That "lower lip" is so funny looking, and it's amazing he can eat with such a strange structure :)

Gwen

redchigh 01-04-2012 11:14 AM

Those fish are great for controlling livebearer populations...

They get up to 4-5 inches in the wild though, so might want to keep an eye on your adult fish too. Also, make sure the edges are well-planted. They can sometimes dart after food and hit the side of the glass, damaging their 'beak'.

GwenInNM 01-04-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 939868)
Those fish are great for controlling livebearer populations...

They get up to 4-5 inches in the wild though, so might want to keep an eye on your adult fish too. Also, make sure the edges are well-planted. They can sometimes dart after food and hit the side of the glass, damaging their 'beak'.


I had read that. I think my tank is well planted on the edges to help avoid that. I just wish I could decide if I should get more? Sounds like they do "fight" with each other, but to no real harm, apparently.

Gwen


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