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I’m starting to fall for halfbeaks, and the only ones we can get in at my LFS are the Celebes halfbeaks, but my manager says they’re brackish so we have to order them and have the person getting them pick them up the same day. However, everything I’ve seen online I’ve seen them being kept in freshwater. So, are the Celebes halfbeaks brackish? Fresh? Furthermore, my current biggest tank is a 20 long, would the Celebes be too big for this tank? Or would a small group work? Assuming my tank is a good fit and I can acclimate them over to fresh and they do come brackish, I do have a Hanna salinity checker so I would extremely slowly acclimate them to freshwater (advice on this would be great too)
I had never thought of this possibility before Bob Steenfott mentioned it in his Monday livestream...mostly because these halfbeak species are pretty small (1-2 inches). I wanted to put 6 of them in my 17 gallon heavily planted tank with my 6 licorice gourami and 12 chili rasboras. Will this be a problem? I pictured the halfbeaks staying near the surface under my red root floaters and Brazilian pennywort...but if they'll eat my chilis or make them too nervous, this is a no-go (and I'll be super sad...I really wanted to get halfbeaks! Fish health and safety comes first though). This is the tank they'd be going in. Sorry it's upside-down...there doesn't seem to be a way to rotate it in the forum (and rotating it before uploading doesn't work either).