Hatchet fish

The Giant Hatchetfish or Greater Silver Hatchetfish a marine hatchetfish of the genus Argyropelecus, is found in every ocean except the north Pacific in deep tropical and subtropical waters.

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The Hatchet fish lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 300 - 1000 m , usually 400 - 600 m environment.

Reader Comment - See MoreI have 2 hatchet fish in a fully planted 20 gallon tank, my female is silver and male is a common hatchet. I find that the common hatchet is much more bold than the... More

Mostly the Hatchet Fish are raised in aquariums. What Do They Eat? Since their eyes and mouth are located on the upper surface they eat what is above them. More

slowly acclimate Hatchet Fish to an established tank that has completed the aquarium nitrogen cycle. They really do well in a small school of 6 or more and with peaceful tank mates. More

river hatchet fish) are freshwater fish that have a tendency to be timid and peaceful thus making them perfect for aquariums. The origin of its name comes from its unique hatchet-like shape. More

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All Hatchet Fish (in the database) Black-winged Hatchet Fish Photo available Marbled Hatchet Fish Photo available Narrow Hatchet Fish Photo available Silver Hatchet Fish More

The Marbled Hatchet fish is somewhat difficult to keep in an aquarium while the Black-winged one is the hardiest ones of all. These fishes are extremely worth the try and will definitely brighten your aquarium up. More

The marble hatchet fish is a truly unique looking fish that will always hang out at the top of your tank. More

Appearance The Marble Hatchet Fish is one of the more unique species of colorful tropical freshwater fish because of its unusual shape. The belly of the fish has a round shape to the bottom with the fins situated at the top of the body. More

Several types of hatchet fish form another little group of very popular fishes. The main apparent difference between them is their coloration, otherwise they require much the same in terms of care and feeding are surface-feeders and dwellers. More

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Hatchet fish deaths in 55 gallon 11/14/08 Hi Crew- I (and my fish) appreciate all the time and work you put into this site. More

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Common names

Giant hatchetfish in English
greater silver hatchetfish in English
Hatchet fish in English
Hatchetfish in English
Oo-hooneneso in Japanese (日本語)
Pai-velho in Portuguese (Português)
Pez hacha in Spanish (español)
Pez hacha gigante in Spanish (español)
Stóri silfurfiskur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
巨銀斧魚 in Mandarin Chinese
巨銀斧魚 in Unknown
巨银斧鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
巨银斧鱼 in Unknown

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Sternoptychidae
Genus : Argyropelecus
Species : Argyropelecus gigas
Authority : Norman, 1930