Celebes Halfbeak - Nomorhamphus liemi
Species name: Nomorhamphus liemi
Synonym: Nomorhamphus liemi liemi, Nomorhamphus liemi snijdersi
Common Names: Celebes Halfbeak
Max. size: Male: 6 cm / 2.5 inches Females: 9 cm / 3.5 inches
Origin: Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, Asia
Company: Other small peaceful species.
Water parameters: pH 6-8.0 Temperature 20 - 24°C / 68 - 75° F
Aquarium setup: Nomorhamphus liemi (Celebes Halfbeak) should be kept in groups and with a gender ratio of about 3 females for every male. The plants should be heavily planted with a lot of floating plants that offers hiding places for females and fry as well as weaker males. The species is sensitive to changes in the water conditions.
Feeding: All kinds of small food.
Breeding: Males are identified on their stronger colors and their gonopodium. Condition your halfbeaks by feeding them artemia and mosquito larvae. Water conditions should preferable be pH 6.5 and a water temperature 24°C /75° F. The female give birth to a batch of up to 20 fry after 6-8 weeks. They fry are 2.5 cm/ 1 inch at birth.
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Nomorhamphus liemi - Celebes Halfbeak. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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