Carnegiella myersi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Gasteropelecidae
Origin : Peru, Bolivia
Length : 2,5 cm - 1.5"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Pygmy hatchetfish
Peaceful schooling fish for the upper water layers.  In spite of his small length he needs a large aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted with some large plants that reach the surface so the fish could hide.  They like to swim against the stream so you need a strong filter.  Because they are very good jumpers it is necessary to cover the aquarium well.

You should give them small live food like fruit flies or black mosquito larvae.  Small dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Lance R. Peck

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