Marbled Hatchetfish (Carnegiella strigata strigata)
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Carnegiella strigata strigata
57 Litres (15 US G.)
3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")
5.0 - 7.5
23.9-28.9°C (75 -84 °F)
- Marbled Hatchetfish
Additional scientific names
- Carnegiella strigatus, Gasteropelecus strigata, Gasteropelecus fasciata, Gasteropelecus vesca, Carnegiella strigata
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Lower, middle and upper Amazon River basin; south of Amazon; and Caqueta River in Colombia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Only identifiable during spawning when eggs can be seen in the females body.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful top-dwelling fish that should be in shoals of 6 or more. They should not be kept with boisterous fish and work well in a peaceful community where the other fish are mid-bottom dwelling.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Primarily carnivorous, preferring live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia. May also take floating pellet or flake food.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs to be kept in shoals of at least 6. Must have a tight fitting lid with no gaps whatsoever on their tank as they're excellent jumpers.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful entirely top-dwelling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A very distinctive looking fish. A convex body with "wing" like pectoral fins. The body colour is iridescent silver with black stripes or blotches.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )