Platinum Hatchetfish (Thoracocharax stellatus)

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Remarks: Platinum Hatchetfish (Thoracocharax stellatus) 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. 

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: Thoracocharax stellatus

Common Name: Platinum Hatchetfish

Max Size: 3"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

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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