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Carnegiella strigata strigata
Marbled hatchetfish
(Günther, 1864)

Carnegiella strigata strigata - Marbled hatchetfish - The marbled hatchetfish spends its time at the surface of the aquarium
The marbled hatchetfish spends its time at the surface of the aquarium
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(Other members of the genus Carnegiella)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Carnegiella strigata strigata small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Peru

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AQUARIUM CARE: These small hatchetfish differ from those in the family Gasteropelecus by size (smaller) and lack of adipose fin. In general these delicate fish require live foods, being particularly fond of drosophila (fruit flies). In the wild they are known to jump out and catch insects. They spend their lives at the waters surface, and in aquaria may also jump out - keep tanks covered!

BREEDING: Breeding occurs in very soft acidic water which is rich in tannins. As a typical egg scatterer they should be removed after spawning, as they will eat eggs. marbles may be used to stop egg predation. Eggs hatch after around 30 hours

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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