Gasteropelecus sternicla

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Gasteropelecidae
Origin : Brazil, Guyanas
Length : 6,5 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Common hatchetfish
Peaceful schooling fish from the upper water layers.  The aquarium should be planted well, and some floating plants are appreciated.  You should leave much free space for swimming and eating.  The aquarium should be covered very well because they are very good jumpers.

You should feed them small insects like fruit flies.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding in the aquarium is unknown.

Photo Credit

J Bukkems

Copyright AV AquaVISie. All rights reserved.