Common Name(s)
Giant hatchetfish
Scientific Name
Thoracocharax securis
Family
Gasteropelecidae
Origin
Amazon river basin.
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
3.5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
30 gallon long (36 x 12 footprint)
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate. Needs a tight fitting lid as they will jump out of the tank if given the chance.
Tank Region
Top
Diet
Insectivore. Will eat dried foods but try to feed live foods like mosquito larvae or bloodworms.
Breeding
Unknown
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: 6-8; Temperature: 70-78 Fahrenheit
Thoracocharax_securis_(Worclaw_zoo)-1.jpg

By Guérin Nicolas (messages) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4320015

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Males are slimmer than females.