Pygmy Hatchetfish (Carnegiella myersi)
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38 Litres (10 US G.)
2-2.5cm (0.8-1 ")
5.5 - 6.5
23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)
- Pygmy Hatchetfish, Myers Hatchetfish, Glass Hatchetfish
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Amazon River basin in Peru.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Very difficult to visually sex, most will only be able to be sexed when the female is holding eggs. Tricky to breed in captivity.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Peaceful shoaling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Best kept with mid-bottom dwelling and peaceful tank mates such as Corydoras.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most floating foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food like brine shrimp.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- A well-filtered mature tank without very bright lighting is needed for this fish. They do not do well in strong currents. A secure lid is a must for this fish, they can get through even the smallest of gaps.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Entirely top-dwelling fish, known to jump out the water when startled.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Typical deep-bodied triangular Hatchetfish in shape. The body is silvery and almost translucent with some skeleton visible. It has a black lateral line running along the top of the body to the caudal peduncle. Fins are translucent.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )