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Celebes Half Beak (Nomorphamphus liemi)

The Celebes Half Beak fish or Nomorphamphus liemi is a freshwater fish that is often kept in an aquarium setting. Although it is not considered too easy to care for, in the right setting this fish can flourish.

This fish requires a tank with plenty of plants, rocks and other places to hide. The Celebes Half Beak fish is a fish that swims in a school so purchasing a few is recommended. Make sure you have a tight lid on your tank as these fish have a tendency to jump.

Water temperature of 75-79° F and a PH level of 6.8-7.5 is acceptable. These fish are carnivores that should be fed live and frozen meaty food such as bloodworms and tubiflex. The occasional flake food is acceptable as well. Check them out in action in this video...

These fish can grow to about 3.5 inches in maximum length. As you can tell from the pictures these fish get their name from their strange mouths which almost resemble a beak! This immovable jaw curls around so the tip of the beak faces the rear of the fish. Males of these species tend to be slimmer and smaller with more colors then the females. In the wild these fish are found in shallow fast flowing streams.

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