Celebes halfbeak

The Celebes halfbeak lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 12 environment.

The Celebes halfbeak is the largest of the freshwater halfbeaks. It is also sometimes called the beakless halfbeak, since the lower jaw curls around under the head, pointing back towards the body. The body is silver-brown, with red, black-fringed fins. More

Care: The Celebes halfbeak makes its home in shallow, freshwater, fast-flowing streams. Providing a current would be beneficial to this fish. They are a great community fish, and can be kept with other livebearers, as well as colisa, corydoras, and Celebes rainbowfish. More

The Celebes Halfbeak is a very active schooling fish belonging to the Hemirhamphidae family. The male of this species has very colorful fins and a black lobe on the lower jaw. More

The Celebes Halfbeak possess an immovable lower jaw that curls around, so that the tip faces towards the rear of the fish. The upper jaw, which can be moved up and down, is smaller and shorter. The coloration varies, depending on where the specimen is found. More

Nomorhamphus liemi in earlier shipments of Celebes halfbeaks, this species is now being deliberately exported from Indonesia and given its small size and bright colors will likely become quite popular in the future. Nomorhamphus ebrardtii (Popta, 1912). More

Breeding: Breeding of the Celebes halfbeak is easier than of the wrestling halfbeak. The male is smaller and slimmer than the female, as well as being more vividly colored and having a gonopodium. Condition potential parents with Artemia, Drosophila , and mosquito larvae. More

retailers simply divide them up into Celebes halfbeaks for the various species of Nomorhamphus, and silver (or wrestling) halfbeaks, which cover species of Dermogenys. Celebes halfbeaks are larger and more colourful, but they have a reputation for being rather delicate and short-lived fish. More

Common names

celebes halfbeak in English
celebes halfbeak in Unknown
Koukkunokkakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Schlammspringer in German (Deutsch)
利氏正鱵 in Chinese (中文)
利氏正鱵 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Beloniformes
Family : Hemiramphidae
Genus : Nomorhamphus
Species : Nomorhamphus liemi
Authority : Vogt, 1978