Dwarf Hatchetfish (Carnegiella schereri)
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Remarks: Dwarf Hatchetfish (Carnegiella schereri) come from many parts of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Parana river basins. They get their name from the distinctive body shape - they have a very large, thin curving breastplate that makes the shape of a hatchet. They can be found in clear water as well as tannin-stained creeks. Dwarf Hatchetfish have silver bodies with a black edging around their abdomen. They have a slightly more pronounced stomach when compared to the other small, silver Hatchetfish species, C. myersi, which are also lighter in color.
With large, strong pectoral fins, Hatchetfish are capable of launching themselves out of the water. It is recommended that you keep them with a tight-fitting lid. Floating plants are an added measure of protection while also functioning as a calming mechanism. Hatchetfish typically hover high in the water column, with their flat backs parallel to the surface.
Scientific Name: Carnegiella schereri
Common Name: Dwarf Hatchetfish
Max Size: 1.25"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Wild
Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods
Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, Corydoras, livebearers, rainbowfish, Loricariids
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