Silver or Common Hatchetfish ID Help

Freshfishguy

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Hey!
I was hoping that someone could help me ID whether I have common or silver hatchetfish! I have some good pics to go off of. TIA
 

Cory04

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Looks like a common
 
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Freshfishguy

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Cory04 said:
Looks like a common
Thank you! That’s what I have been leaning towards. How do you tell the difference?
 

Cory04

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Freshfishguy said:
Thank you! That’s what I have been leaning towards. How do you tell the difference?
To be honest I google silver and common hatchet fish. This hatchet fish has more of a brownish color rather than a silver one.
 

jmaldo

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By no means an expert, but.. here is a pic of a Silver Hatchet. I kept 12 a few years ago. Just a friendly word of caution, they are notorious jumpers. Even with good fitting lids, a few managed to jump out.


Silver Hatchet.jpg


Good Luck
 

chromedome52

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There are several species, across a couple of Genera, that are often called Silver Hatchets. This one is called Common because it is the most frequently seen Silver Hatchet, ergo, the most "common".
 

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