The Marbled Hatchet is one of the most populair aquarium fish on the market and with good reasons. It’s a beautiful and unique living schooling fish and add some live near the surface of your tank.

Marbled Hatchetfish: Overview

  • English name: Marbled hatchetfish
  • Scientific name: Carnegiella strigata
  • Size: 1.4 inch/3.5cm
  • Lifespan:  3 to 5 years
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum tank size: 15 Gallons/56 Liter
  • Tank setup: Freshwater, with alot of plants, dark substrate and open swim space
  • Temperature: 75-82°F/24-28°C
  • PH Level: 5.0-8.0 pH 

Tank Requirements

Having plenty of swimming space is a must. a 10G tank is a minimum for a small school (around 5 fish)