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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"
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Wild
Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, Corydoras, livebearers, rainbowfish, Loricariids
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