• Name: Silver Hatchet (View AKA's)
  • Family: Gasteropelecidae
  • Species: Hatchets
  • Scientific Name: Gasteropelecus sternicla
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  • Common Hatchetfish
  • General

    These fish are silver and  have a hatchet shaped body, they are usually 2.5 inches. To keep these fish in captivity, water temperature should range from 74ºF to 81ºF and water pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0. The tank should have floating plants, rooted plants and a sand substrate. The tank should also have a cover to prevent them from jumping off. These fish are peaceful and can be kept in community aquariums, however, it should be kept with small and peaceful tankmates

    Diet & Nutrition

    This species is carnivorous.  In the wild it feeds on insects, crustaceans and worms. In captivity it should be fed with live or frozen foods, however, it can also be fed with dried foods.

    Origination

    This species is endemic to the Amazon River Basin and Venezuela.

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    Silver Hatchet Hatchets Gasteropelecidae Gasteropelecus sternicla

    These fish are silver and  have a hatchet shaped body, they are usually 2.5 inches. To keep these fish in captivity, water temperature should range from 74ºF to 81ºF and water pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0. The tank should have floating plants, rooted plants and a sand substrate. The tank should also have a cover to prevent them from jumping off. These fish are peaceful and can be kept in community aquariums, however, it should be kept with small and peaceful tankmates

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