Hatchetfish Species

Updated September 23, 2018
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
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Hatchetfish are some of the more unique looking fish species available to freshwater hobbyists. They get to a couple of inches in size and some have the ability to fly or jump out of the water. They are a top dwelling fish and along with their known jumping habits an aquarium with a tight fitting hood is definitley needed to keep them from carpet surfing.


Common Hatchetfish
Gasteropelecus sternicla
Common Hatchetfish
Gets to about 1.5 inches in size and needs to be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Marble Hatchetfish
Carnegiella strigata
Marble Hatchetfish
This hatchetfish gets to about 2 inches in size and needs a good fitting hood because they are known tank jumpers.