Marbled hatchetfish



These beautiful top dwellers will add a shimmer to your aquarium

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The Marbled hatchetfish is a schooling fish best kept in groups of 6 or more.  They are great with other small community fish.  They tend to stay near the surface of the water and are a little jumpy.  A tight fitting lid is recommended.

  • Scientific Name: Carnegiella strigata
  • Common Name: Marbled hatchetfish
  • Geographic Origin: South America, Amazon River
  • Habitat: Almost any type of aquarium is suitable for these wonderful creatures.
  • Gender Difference: Females may appear more plump.
  • Breeding: Egg scatterers
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Maximum Size: 2″
  • Temperature: 75-81 degrees Fahrenheit
  • pH: 5.5 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness: Very Soft to Medium
  • Water Region: Top and may jump
  • How many?: They do well in colonies. Groups of 6 or more are recommended.
  • Diet: Carnivore – We suggest NLS floating pellets and freeze dried foods.



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Weight .43 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 6 in


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