Marbled Hatchet - Carnegiella strigata strigata
Species name: Carnegiella strigata strigata
Common name: Marbled Hatchet
Maximum size: 5cm / 2 inches
Origin: Mostly found in small forest streams in Guyana and the Amazon River basin.
Company: Carnegiella strigata strigata (Marbled Hatchet) can be kept in a community aquarium.
Aquarium setup: Carnegiella strigata strigata (Marbled Hatchet) prefers a well planted aquarium with floating plants or tall plants that reaches the surface to feel safe. These fishes jump a lot if they don’t feel safe and a well covered aquarium is a must. Prefers dimmed light.
Feeding: Carnegiella strigata strigata (Marbled Hatchet) requires a varied diet. The base of their diet may consist of flake foods but they have to be provided with frozen and live food as a complement.
Breeding: Allthough hard, Carnegiella strigata strigata (Marbled Hatchet) can be breed in aquariums. They require very soft and acidic water and floating plants on wich the eggs are deposited. The fry hatch within 1-2 days. Carnegiella strigata strigata (Marbled Hatchet) fry are very small and requires small food.
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