Carnegiella strigata
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Carnegiella strigata

Common Names: Marbled Hatchetfish
Synonyms: Carnegiella strigata fasciata
Carnegiella strigata marowini
Carnegiella strigata strigata
Carnegiella strigata surinamensis
Carnegiella strigata vesca
Carnegiella vesca
Gasteropelecus fasciatus
Gasteropelecus strigatus
Family: Gasteropelecidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Peru, Guyana, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful and very fast. Will attack it's own and others fry.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with mosquito larvae and flakes. Fruit flies are also a good substitute for mosquito larvae. The Marble Hatchet Fish come from fast flowing waters and like a strong current.
5 - 8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
5 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 3.5cm (1.4")
Female: 3.5cm (1.4")
Water Region: Surface; Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are larger.
Breeding: Can be hard. A strict diet of fruit flies and mosquito larvae is recommended. Soft water is essential. Some floating plants should be kept in the darkened tank. The eggs are laid on these plants but frequently fall to the bottom. Remove the adults after breeding as they will eat the eggs.
Comments: Best kept in schools of five to ten.
Main Colours: Black, Brown
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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