Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38
Rated 3 out of 5 by kana Slightly suicidal
These fish are gorgeous and are a great addition to my tank, but cleaning the tank is rather difficult. They do tend to jump out of the water without me noticing, so I've lost one to this. I've made adjustments and now I only clean the tank after they've been placed in another tank with coverings.
July 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnoodlesMom My favorite fish!
I love Hatchet fish! I first saw them over 15 years ago at a pet store and I was amused by their body shape and the way they zipped around the tank. I bought 6 of them and I've had at least 4-5 of them in my tank ever since. I spoke with the store employee about what they needed and what they were like so I had a good idea of what to expect. I would recommend learning about them before adding them to you tank; it'll be better for both you and the fish. I've learned over the years that any time I clean my tank, I need to take a head count just to make sure one of them hasn't zipped out while the lid was open. I've returned a couple of these little rascals to the tank from the floor over the years but they weren't damaged or harmed with their short adventure to the outside world. You definitely need a lid to your tank or they'll just jump right out of it and they're so fast that you may not even notice. My hatchet fish usually live for years (my current ones are about 3 years old with one of them being at least a year older than that but I've had some live more than 4 years in the past). If you do your research and take care of them, they make very entertaining additions to your tank that will live for years.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hatchyfishy Research is VITAL
Well people, this is truly one of the most amusing fish ever. They are very hardy, and their body shape is whimsical. BUT, before you get any pet, YOU MUST DO RESEARCH.This causes less death in pets. If you did your research, you would know that you must have a secure lid on the tank so they cant jump out. Don't get lured into a fish or pet just because their cuteness. Thanks and do your research.
December 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FishOnly Excellent tetras
These are great tetras I thought they would be bigger since there bellies are big but it's not really a disappointment to me. Do not put these in with a cherry barb or any barb they nip at here fins otherwise great tetras.
June 24, 2015