Halfbeak Tropical Fish InformationDermogenys pusilla
Behaviour Timid, peaceful, males may fight
Typical size 6cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area Top
Min Tank Size 75cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flakes, dried, frozen, live foods. Varied diet is important
pH Range 6-8.5
Halfbeak (Dermogenys pusilla)
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The Halfbeak is an unusual surface dwelling fish with an obvious 'beak' like mouth appendage. The fish is timid at first and prone to damaging its mouth during quick flights when startled. Once settled in a tank the fish is more confident and lively. Surface floating plants should be provided as cover. The fish will benefit from a little salt added to the water, and can also be kept in brackish water. Keep with other peaceful fishes
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