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South America


marble hatchet

Carnegiella strigata



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Please remember that the following comments are personal experiences and may or may not apply to your setup. Use them as guide to help better understand your fish, like us all individuals will behave differently under different circumstances.


From: Lu-Ann
I have four silver hatchet fish. I originally started with just two of them, and one refused to eat anything, and started to develop white patches on its top fins, I took it back to the pet store and bought three more. They took on a whole new personality. The more the merrier. They are good eaters. I feed them mostly flake food, and once a week, I alternate between frozen brine shrimp and frozen mosquito larvae and bloodworms. They go crazy for it. I covered all the big openings on my tank hood, so they can't jump out, but one night when we were feeding them, I left the lid open while sitting in front of the tank watching them eat. I felt a splash of water on my face, but I didn't think nothing of it until I looked down on the floor and saw something silver bouncing on the around. I screamed for my husband, and my dog came running over and saw the fish bouncing around. I grabbed the dog and my husband grabbed the fish and put it back in the tank. The fish lived, and it is still swimming around to this day.
From: Isabelle
I have four hatchet fish. They usually stay at the top of the tank and lay their eggs on floating plants. Females are rounder in the stomach than Males. Fish will be able to eat the eggs until the Fry have hatched. The Fry will stay at the surface with their parents. Hatchet fish are hardy and an interesting fish that are good for beginners and expert fish keepers.





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