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Family: Gasteropelecidae

Gasteropelecus maculatus

Common Name:

Spotted hatchetfish

Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)
Habitat: Central and South America: Eastern Panama through western Colombia.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon long or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Active and peaceful schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, temperature 71 – 82°F (22 – 28°C) pH 6.0-7.0 dH range: 2 – 15
Care: Medium, keep in schools. Tight cover needed.
Communities: Excellent, with similar sized and active fish.
Suitability: Good, with care.

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