Marbled Hatchet Fish (Carnegiella Strigata)

Marbled Hatchet Fish (Carnegiella Strigata)

The body shape of marbled hatchet fish is comparable to Gasteropelecus levisy but the fish are just a little smaller. The average size attained by adults is about 1.75 inch.

The body is silver, darkening to olive on the back, and overlaid with a dark ‘marbling’ pattern. These markings run diagonally forward across the fish from below the dorsal fin.

The marbled hatchet fish have been bred in captivity. They need a temperature in the region of 83° F and lots of floating plants, like duckweed and Riccia. The adhesive eggs are scattered among the plants. Sexing is challenging; there are no obvious differences except that the female has a wider body.

Marbled Hatchet Fish consumes dry foods, but live foods should be given often.

Fish Name : Marbled Hatchet Fish
Scientific Name : Carnegiella Strigata
Average Temperature : 75° F
Reproduction : Oviparous
Natural Location : Guianas, Amazon