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Hemirhamphodon Tengah

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This topic contains 30 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  dunc 9 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #299995

    oaken
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    Does anyone here have any experience with this fish? Got a group of 7 in December, got 6 left, 3 males and 3 females. Recently moved the biggest male and the three females to their own 30 litre tank (45x30x22). Yesterday I saw the first spawn, but unfortunately I also have a bunch of P. wingei in there that I used to cycle the tank, and of course they munched on the eggs

    #312114

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Oaken

    Very little but it might help?

    H. tengah has the long common name of Borneo redline tribal halfbeak. Scientifically named by Anderson and Collette in 1991. Grows to a size of 3.6cm. From Southern Borneo and Indonesia. Here it is found in soft water with a pH no greater than 6. Young are few in number but strong.

    Regards David

    #312115

    oaken
    Participant

    Thanks for the information David.

    #312116

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    The only things I would add to Davids answer is that Aqualog have them as a 6cm fish, and the only ones I have seen before weren’t far off 5cm, from what I know they also like higher temps from 75’F up to 85’F and they seem to prefer their tank lighting very subdued almost dark.

    #312117

    mickthefish
    Participant

    Pete & Paul at Bolton museum are keeping and breeding this species, i’m not a livebearer fan but i must say they are very pretty beasties.
    if offered any i would’nt say no.
    i hope either one of the lads see this post so they can give you the info needed.

    mick

    #312119

    oaken
    Participant

    Mad Duff: they dont seem to mind a bright tank as long as you place something over the tank to make a “dark spot”. But yeah, they definitely grow larger than 3.6cm, mine are all probably 5-6cm.

    Mick: Yeah, the males are amazing in the right light, need to try and get a good picture of my big male. And I’ve read about their success over at petfrd, but would be cool if they would chime in here

    #312120

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey

    I can add a little extra. When this specie went forward for scientific classification there was much debate as to an exact status as they are more pipefish in nature than halfbeak.

    Regards David

    #312121

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Image doesn’t really do it justice, I’ve seen these somewhere before, but I can’t for the life of me remember where /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #312122

    oaken
    Participant

    Interesting David, where did you read that?

    Dunc, thats not a H. tengah. Looks more like a H. phaiosoma I think.

    The pictures here: http://www.nothobranchius.de/html/hemirhamphodon.html are the only ones that come close to showing the colours they can display. The two stripes on the males really are electric blue/green.

    #312124

    mickthefish
    Participant

    i remember the lads saying something about that paper.
    i have seen the eggs and new born fry, one interesting thing is their beaks look bent/ deformed but as they grow it straightens out.
    Dunc and Matt will have seen them at the museum.

    mick

    #312125

    oaken
    Participant

    Here is an old picture from december, taken without a flash so its a bit blurry:

    #312126

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Amazing-looking species.

    #312129

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Lovely looking fish

    #312141

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Ahhh yes, that would explain that then

    #312143

    Matt
    Keymaster

    LOL @ slavedriver! /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

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