Myersi Pygmy Hatchet (Carnegiella myersi)


The smallest species of Hatchet and a unique addition to a specialty community or aquascaped tank, the Myersi Pygmy Hatchet is primarily found in slow moving shallow waters in the Peruvian Amazon. In the wild, they tend to inhabit clear, warm, slightly acidic water and unlike other hatchet species spend much of their time below the surface mid water column. A social, schooling fish, they will do best in groups of 5 (ideally 8-10) or more in the aquarium and require excellent water quality and peaceful tankmates.

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Myersi Pygmy Hatchet (Carnegiella myersi)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept almost all frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 1″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful. Will generally do well with most peaceful tankmates.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 – 7.2
Temp: 76-82F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm