Silver hatchetfish

It has the capability of flying out of an aquarium, so precautions should be taken.

The Silver hatchetfish lives in the pelagic, freshwater environment.

The Common Hatchetfish are often sold as a Silver Hatchetfish, which is a misnomer though a common mistake. The actual Silver Hatchetfish is another species, Thoracocharax securis. The confusion comes from them being very similar. More

Silver Hatchetfish +, and Common Hatchetfish + Family Gasteropelecidae + Genus Gasteropelecus + Image credit JJ + Maximum length 3 in + More

Silver Hatchetfish Information Search Gallery Silver Hatchetfish Gasteropelecus sternicla The Silver Hatchetfish originates in still water from Brazil to Argentina. More

The silver hatchetfish, Gasteropelecus levis, is a member of the genus Gasteropelecus in the family Gasteropelecidae. It is a relatively small fish that is often kept in aquariums. It is compressed laterally, with black and gold lines running along its side. More

the silver hatchetfish, and good filtration and plenty of water changes seem to be essential to long-term success with this species. A superb fish, to be sure, but one best suited to the more experienced aquarist. More

English: Common hatchetfish, silver hatchetfish; French: Poisson hachette argenté; German: Silberbeilbauchfisch; Spanish: Pechito, pechito plateado de raya negra; Portuguese: Borboleta, sapopema, voador. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Standard length 1.5 in (3.8 cm), but adults in aquaria may reach 2. More

Common names

Gasteropelecus levis in French (français)
Hopeatapparakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Silberbeilbauchfisch in German (Deutsch)
Silver hatchetfish in English
Sølv-øksefisk in Danish (dansk)
銀胸斧魚 in Mandarin Chinese
银胸斧鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Gasteropelecidae
Genus : Gasteropelecus
Species : Gasteropelecus levis
Authority : Eigenmann, 1909