A great classic: Gasteropelecus sternicla

19. February 2017

The flying fish of the freshwater, the hatchetfishes, are popular aquarium fishes for a long time already. They are peaceful, look very interesting and live near the water surface.


The Common Hatchetfish (Gasteropelecus sternicla) is quite abundand in larger parts of South America. So we have the species more or less always in stock. In recent times, they are also often offered as bred ones from Indonesia. Usually the fish traded are about 3 cm long. Now we obtained xxl-specimens from Colombia, up to 7.5 cm long! Gorgeous animals….

For our customers: the fish have code 254405 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer