Celebes Halfbeak (Nomorhamphus liemi)

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Celebes Halfbeak


Nomorhamphus liemi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

6.4-8.9cm (2.5-3.5 ")


1 - 1.015


6 - 8

22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

5-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-3 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Additional scientific names

Nomorhamphus liemi liemi, Nomorhamphus liemi snijdersi

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia in Celebes, Indonesia.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A very good community fish, but do NOT put 2 males in the same tank as they will fight. Otherwise, relatively peaceful with other non-predatory fish like Platys, Guppies, and Corydoras.

Diet[edit | edit source]

The Celebes Halfbeak is an omnivore and will eat insects, crustaceans and flake food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed 2-3 times a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

The Celebes Halfbeak will accept a wide variety of environments, but it would be appreciated if you added some decorations.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Generally a peaceful fish, but don't put 2 or more males together, or they will end up killing each other.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Very similar to its relatives, the Wrestling Halfbeak and Needle Nose Gar, which have slender bodies and a sharp snout sticking out.

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