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The White Halfbeak, also known as the Ricefish, is a small and peaceful freshwater fish species that is native to Southeast Asia. These fish are an interesting addition to any aquarium due to their unique shape, behavior, and beauty.


These fish are best kept in a planted aquarium of at least 10 gallons, with plenty of swimming space and hiding spots such as plants, rocks, and driftwood. They are a shoaling species and should be kept in groups of at least 6 to ensure their well-being and to see their full potential.


White Halfbeaks are a peaceful and easy-to-care-for species that make a great choice for beginner fishkeepers. They can tolerate a wide range of water conditions but prefer slightly acidic water. It's important to maintain good water quality through regular water changes and proper filtration to keep them healthy.


These fish are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of foods including flake, pellets, frozen, and live foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms. A varied diet will help ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health and coloration.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0-7.0
  • gH: 5-15
  • kH: 3-8
  • TDS: 150-250
  • Temperature: 72-80°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

White Halfbeak

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