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A good report about Hatchetfish

24 Nov

I got my very first Hatchetfish just a few months ago. I bought only two of them. I was afraid that they wouldn’t eat, or would get sick, or get picked on, or some disaster, but they have been great!
These are the Silver Hatchetfish species, Gasteropelecus sternicla, and I did worry  for a few weeks. They were tentative about eating. Now, they zoom right over to the food and get their share.

Hatchets look like they can fly,  so it’s important to keep a tight lid on the tank.  I use glass tops on most of my tanks. The glass tops keep water evaporation to a minimum but also make a tight fit to keep fish from jumping out. Another fish that gets found all dried-up on the carpet is the Swordtail.

I cut the plastic strip on the glass top to fit snug around this filter.

It should be tighter around this heater.

Various fish photos

8 Aug

I just bought 2 Silver Hatchetfish. I have never owned Hatchets before. They seem very nervous, even though I have plenty of plants in the tank and a few small peaceful fish. If these two do well I hope to get more.

These two meanies are still living together in relative peace.

A blurry tank of action. Zebra Danios, Harlequin Rasboras, Odessa Barbs, Tiger Barbs and an Opaline Gourami. They are fun to watch at feeding time.

Here’s another reminder that Bleeding Heart Tetras get pretty large. Compare this one to the Serpae Tetra.

Water plant blooming in the little pond. Creeping Primrose Willow, I think.

Water Hyacinth in bloom.

Neon Tetras and a Marble Angel.

Sometimes I will take a picture of a bunch of blurry fish. One or two will actually be in focus. I will crop the picture and save it, like this one, and give the illusion that I know how to photograph a fish.