Wrestling Halfbeak Care Sheet

Wrestling HalfbeakDescription and Profile
SizeUp to 2 ¾ inches or 7 cm
OriginSoutheast Asia including India, Bangladesh, Birma Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
Natural habitatLives in shallow brackish water and can also survive in fresh water
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature72 - 84 ºF or 22 - 29 ºC
Water pH7.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness10 - 20 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix with two females for every male
Minimum tank size15 gallons or 60 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes, it is possible
Compatible withOther peaceful fish that can live in brackish water
SexesMales are smaller and have a gonopodium
FoodLive or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp, will also take flakes
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature75 - 84 °F or 24 - 29 °C
Other namesMalayan Halfbeak
Scientific nameDermogenys pusilla
Other Scientific namesDermogenys burmanicus, Dermogenys pusillus, Dermogenys siamensis
Lifespan3 years

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