• Name:

    Platinum Half Beak

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  • Family: Zenarchopteridae
  • Species: Halfbeak
  • Scientific Name: Dermogenys pusilla
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Also Know As:

| Albino Wrestling HalfBeak

| Albino Wrestling Half-Beak

| Wrestling halfbeak

| Malayan halfbeak

General info about Platinum Half Beak

Surface area is more important, so long tanks are better than an aquarium deep for this species. The Platinum Half Beak spends most of its time just below the water surface. The addition of dense planting around the edges of the tank will lessen the possibility of damaging its delicate mouthparts by banging into the glass. It is also an excellent jumper, so a layer of floating vegetation is a good idea, as is a tightly-fitting cover. Decor below the surface is not essential and is a matter of personal preference. They have been been found in brackish waters with salinity as high as 1.005, but as long as the water is hard and fairly alkaline, it should be ok in freshwater. Water changes should be small and frequent as it is sensitive not only to deteriorating water quality but also to sudden swings in temperature or chemistry. Male to 2.2″ (5.5cm), female to 2.8″ (7cm).

Platinum Half Beak Origin

Widespread in nature, they can be found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

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Platinum Half Beak Halfbeak Zenarchopteridae Dermogenys pusilla Surface area is more important, so long tanks are better than an aquarium deep for this species. The Platinum Half Beak spends most of its time just below the water surface. The addition of dense planting around the edges of the tank will lessen the possibility of damaging its delicate mouthparts by banging into the glass. It is also an excellent jumper, so a layer of floating vegetation is a good idea, as is a tightly-fitting cover. Decor below the surface is not essential and is a matter of personal preference. They have been been found in brackish waters with salinity as high as 1.005, but as long as the water is hard and fairly alkaline, it should be ok in freshwater. Water changes should be small and frequent as it is sensitive not only to deteriorating water quality but also to sudden swings in temperature or chemistry. Male to 2.2″ (5.5cm), female to 2.8″ (7cm). PalaciosAn

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