Common Halfbeak

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Common Halfbeak

This marine aquarium fish is known as Common Halfbeak and the correct latin name is Hyporhamphus unifasciatus. It belongs to the Halfbeaks family. (e) It's origin is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is poisonous.

Common Halfbeak can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Common 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 15 20:19:07 UTC 2007
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