Blackbarred Halfbeak

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Blackbarred Halfbeak

This marine aquarium fish is known as Blackbarred Halfbeak and the correct latin name is Hemiramphus far. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Halfbeaks family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Blackbarred Halfbeak can grow up to 45 cm what is approximately 17 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 5400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 837 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Blackbarred Halfbeak fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Blackbarred Halfbeak picture no. 1

Blackbarred Halfbeak picture no. 2



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Document modified on Fri Dec 14 9:55:55 UTC 2007
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