Celebs Halfbeak - Planted Tank Mates

Celebs Halfbeak

4″ | 1-3 group | 30 gal

PH 6.8-7.5 | Peaceful

Nomorhamphus liemi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 70° – 85°

PH: 6.8 – 7.5

dGH: 6 – 10

dKH: 3 – 8

Min Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 1-3

Tank Mates

Top dwellers like other live bearing fish, guppies, mollies, endlers, small rainbowfish.

Most peaceful mid-dwelling fish like tetras, rasboras.  Avoid petite size nano fish.

Bottom dwellers like corydoras, gobies and snails.

Avoid aggressive fish as halfbeaks can get startled and jump.

Notes

Celebes Halfbeaks are native to Indonesia.  They’re slender and colorful with an elongated mouth where the lower jaw is longer than the top.  They’re related to flying fishes and require a tank that’s more long and tall.  Males can get aggressive towards each other and fight for their mate.  Keep in a ratio of 1:3 male to female.  They’re live bearing fish who prefer a well-planted tank with hiding spots and room to swim.  A lid is a must as they can get startled and jump way outside the tank.

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ImageCelebes halfbeak fish (Nomorhamphus liemi).Three-spot gourami fish (Trichopodus trichopterus).Honey gourami fish (Trichogaster chuna).El tigre endler fishKoi betta fish (Betta splendens).Dwarf gourami fish (Trichogaster lalius).
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Description

4" | 1-3 group | 30 gal

PH 6.8-7.5 | Peaceful

5" | Single | 30 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2.5" | Single | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

1.75" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.8-8 | Peaceful

3" | Single | 5 gal

PH 6.5-7.5 | Aggressive

3" | Single | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

Content

Nomorhamphus liemi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 70° – 85°

PH: 6.8 - 7.5

dGH: 6 - 10

dKH: 3 - 8

Min Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 1-3

Tank Mates

Top dwellers like other live bearing fish, guppies, mollies, endlers, small rainbowfish.

Most peaceful mid-dwelling fish like tetras, rasboras.  Avoid petite size nano fish.

Bottom dwellers like corydoras, gobies and snails.

Avoid aggressive fish as halfbeaks can get startled and jump.

Notes

Celebes Halfbeaks are native to Indonesia.  They're slender and colorful with an elongated mouth where the lower jaw is longer than the top.  They're related to flying fishes and require a tank that's more long and tall.  Males can get aggressive towards each other and fight for their mate.  Keep in a ratio of 1:3 male to female.  They're live bearing fish who prefer a well-planted tank with hiding spots and room to swim.  A lid is a must as they can get startled and jump way outside the tank.

Trichopodus trichopterus var. Three-Spot

Characteristics:

Max Size: 5″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle to Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7.5

dGH: 4 - 15

dKH: 3 – 8

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 1, or 6+

Tank Mates

Larger nano community fish like large tetras, rasboras, peaceful barbs, Tinfoil Barbs that dwell at the middle of the tank

Slightly smaller or equal in size fish such as dwarf cichlids, German Blue Rams, Apistogramma Larger bottom feeders like loaches, corydoras, Siamese Algae Eaters Avoid fin nipping fish

Notes

Three-Spot Gouramis are recognized by the two spots on their body and the 3rd suggestive spot being their eye.  They're a color variation from the same Trichopodus trichopterus species as the Opaline Gourami, Blue Gourami, Gold Gourami and Lavendar Gourami.

Keep as a single feature fish, or as a male & female pair.  They're generally peaceful community fish but can become semi-aggressive towards each other, especially males.  When in groups, keep 1 male to every 3 female ratio.

Trichogaster chuna

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle to Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7.5

dGH: 4 - 15

dKH: 3 – 8

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 1, or 6+

Tank Mates

Most nano community fish like Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Guppies

Bottom feeders like loaches, corydoras, otocinclus, snails.  Adult shrimp OK, but smaller shrimp or fry can become snacks.

Notes

Keep as a single feature fish, or as a male & female pair.  They're generally peaceful community fish but can become semi-aggressive towards each other, especially males.  When in groups, keep 1 male to every 2-3 female ratio.

Poecilia wingei

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.75″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 – 82

PH: 6.8 – 8

dGH: 8 – 20

dKH: 4 – 8

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Guppies, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Plecors, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Endlers are unique with distinctive color splotches and markings.  Similar to guppies, Endlers are also relatively hardy and popular fish. Many beginners keep them with great success.

Breeding

They generally breed in warmer waters.  They can also reproduce with guppies, so be careful with mixing because they will become hybrids and may lose their distinctive colors and patterns.  Keep a ratio of 1:2, male : female.

Betta spenden

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Aggressive

Dwelling: Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 76 – 82

PH: 6.5 - 7.5

dGH: 2 - 5

dKH: 1 – 4

Tank Size: 5 gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Peaceful mid-dwelling nano fish like ember tetras, harlequin rasboras, and celestial pearl danios, but keep them in strong groups

Bottom dwellers like Kuhli loaches, Corydoras, Malaysian Trumpet snails.  Depending on each individual betta, dwarf shrimp may or may not get eaten. Avoid other aggressive, fin-nipping or even colorful fish like tiger barbs and fancy guppies. Prevent stressing the betta by keeping top dwelling fish to a minimum. Avoid larger fish which can prey or intimidate like cichlids.

Notes

Koi Bettas are a type of Marble Betta but with coloration and patterns resembling a Japanese Koi Fish. There is no cross-breeding with an actual Koi carp.

Betta fish are also known as Siamese or Japanese Fighting Fish.  They're very territorial and should never be kept together unless for short-term breeding.  Despite their aggressive nature, they can have a curious and playful personality.  They'll often recognize their caretaker and will even come up to the glass to greet them.  The betta spenden species come in a variety of tail shapes, colors and patterns.  They're easily the show piece to any tank and their extravagant tails flow like living art.  Provide their space with a lot of plants, slow water agitation and warm waters to keep them healthy and active.

Regardless of what you see in retail stores or what people say, NEVER keep a betta in anything less than a 5 gallon tank. https://plantedtankmates.com/types-of-betta-fish/

Trichogaster Ialius

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle to Top of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7.5

dGH: 4 - 15

dKH: 3 – 8

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 1, or 6+

Tank Mates

Most nano community fish like Tetras, Rasboras, Danios that dwell at the middle of the tank

Bottom feeders like loaches, corydoras, otocinclus, snails.  Adult shrimp OK, but smaller shrimp or fry can become snacks. Avoid fin nipping fish

Notes

Commonly known as Dwarf Gourami or by its scientific name Trichogaster Ialius, comes with iridescent, rainbow colors.  Keep as a single feature fish, or as a male & female pair.  They're generally peaceful community fish but can become semi-aggressive towards each other, especially males.  When in groups, keep 1 male to every 2-3 female ratio.

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