Hemirhamphodon phaiosoma

19. April 2024

Once more we could import this very beautiful halfbeak from Indonesia. The halfbeaks of the genus Hemirhamphodon are adapted to blackwater in the wild. Thus they need – at least for the time of acclimatisation – very soft and acidic water. Maximum length of the species is around 6 cm (male), females stay smaller.

The natural distribution area of H. phaiosoma is on the islands of Bangka and Biliton as well as on the west coast of Sumatra and Borneo (Indonesian part, Kalimantan). According to the exporter, our animals originate from Borneo.

For our customers: the fish have code 421413 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer