Wrestling halfbeak

wrestling halfbeak, have become commonly traded aquarium fish. It is believed by some authors that the recognition of Zenarchopterinae as a separate family (Zenarchopteridae) probably should be accepted. More

Wrestling halfbeaks in an aquarium Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Beloniformes More

Wrestling halfbeaks are surface-feeding fish and feed on a variety of small invertebrates including crustaceans and insect larvae, but especially mosquito larvae and flying insects that have fallen onto the surface of the water. More

Care: Wrestling halfbeaks of the genus Dermogenys inhabit a variety of waters from soft and acidic through to slightly brackish. More

If you would like to do keep wrestling halfbeaks in a community it is recommended that you keep them with mildly agressive fish such as tiger barbs. More

The wrestling halfbeak is called that because of the tendencies of males to wrestle, sometimes quite violently, during mating season. In Thailand, natives actually stage contests and place wagers on fights between males. These are also the most commonly seen halfbeaks. More

sold as the Wrestling Halfbeaks, it is sometimes offered as the “Dwarf Halfbeak” or “Silver Halfbeak”, references to its small size, around 4 cm (1.5 inches) and silvery color. Males have red dorsal fins and yellow tail and anal fins. More

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Order : Beloniformes
Family : Hemiramphidae
Genus : Dermogenys
Species : Dermogenys siamensis
Authority : Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823