Pygmy Hatchetfish


Unlock the beauty and charm of the Carnegiella myersi (Pygmy Hatchetfish) in your own aquarium. Create a captivating underwater oasis with these mesmerizing creatures and witness their playful and enchanting behavior firsthand. Don’t hesitate – order your Pygmy Hatchetfish today and embark on a journey into the magical world of freshwater aquatics.


Introducing the Carnegiella myersi, more commonly known as the Pygmy Hatchetfish. This exquisite species is a true gem in the realm of freshwater aquariums, boasting unique characteristics and captivating behavior.

The Pygmy Hatchetfish is a true conversation starter, with its sleek body and striking silver colouration. This small-sized fish adds an elegant touch to any aquatic setup and is a favorite among aquarists of all levels of experience.

To ensure the optimal health and happiness of your Pygmy Hatchetfish, it is crucial to maintain suitable keeping conditions. These remarkable creatures thrive in water temperatures ranging from 24°C to 28°C, providing them with a comfortable environment to thrive in. Additionally, it is important to maintain a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5, accompanied by a general hardness ranging from 2 to 10 dGH.

Our Pygmy Hatchetfish typically reach a size of approximately 1 to 3 cm, making them an ideal choice for smaller aquarium setups or as an addition to larger communities. Please note that the image used above is for illustrative purposes only, as young hatchetfish have yet to reach their full size and display the vibrant colours they are known for.

Should you have any inquiries or require more information about this captivating species, please feel free to contact us. Our dedicated team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have before placing your order. We are committed to ensuring your satisfaction and providing a personalized experience that meets your needs.

Additional information

Weight0.3 kg

1 – 3 cm, 1 – 2 cm (Dutch Bred)