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Common Hatchetfish



Picture of Common Hatchetfish

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
© Sean Evans

Common name:Common Hatchet / Hatchetfish, Silver Hatchetfish, Black-lined Hatchetfish
Scientific name:Gasteropelecus sternicla
Synonyms:(none)
Size:2-3" (5-7.5cm)
Origin:South America: Brazil, Guyana
Tank setup:Planted community tank, with some floating plants. A cover glass is needed, as these fish may jump.
Compatibility:A peaceful community fish.
Temperature:23-26oC (73-78oF)
Water chemistry:Slightly acidic (pH 6.0-7.0), soft to slightly hard.
Feeding:An insectivore: mosquito larvae, small flies. Will accept dry foods.
Sexing:Males are slimmer.
Breeding:Unknown in the aquarium.
Comments: A true top-dweller. Keep in a shoal of 5-6 or more. A similar species, Gasteropelecus levis may be found for sale under the same common names.

 

 

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