Common Name(s)
Marbled hatchetfish
Scientific Name
Carnegiella strigata
Family
Gasteropelecidae
Origin
Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.4 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon (24 x 12 in 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 small temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: 5-8 (wild specimens should be kept in the lower end of the range); Temperature: 68-83 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of its own species.

Females get larger and are more round-bodied than males.