G. S. Myers, 1927
Black-winged hatchet fish has a convex body. It has a very deep ventral profile with its anal fin set back. This species has wing-like pectoral fins that often extend to half of the fish's body length. In general, coloration is silver with black patches and stripes but, depending on the angle of light, colors may vary. A stripe that is usually gold stretches horizontally from the gill cover the base of the tail. Black-winged hatchet fish can reach up to 1.5 inches in length.
Distribution and habitat
In the aquarium
Black-winged hatchet fish are peaceful fish that will do well with many other types of tropical fish such as smaller species of catfish and tetras. Make sure that there are small floating plants. Cover every hole at the top of the aquarium because in the wild, hatchet fish catch insects by jumping out of the water. Blackwinged hatchet fish inhabit the top of the aquarium.
- Aquarium Fish by Dick Mills from DK Handbooks
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