The marble hatchet fish is a truly unique looking fish that will always hang out at the top of your tank. In general, hatchet fish do not have the reputation as being one of the hardier species to keep in the home aquarium, but the marble hatchet fish seems to do better than the other hatchet fish. Make sure that you slowly acclimate Hatchet Fish to an established tank that has completed the aquarium nitrogen cycle. They really do well in a small school of 6 or more and with peaceful tank mates.
Marble Hatchet Fish are accomplished jumpers so you will also need a hood that has no escape points that will give them the opportunity to jump out. Keeping them with skittish fish may increase the chances of them deciding to jump out.
Many of the hatchet fish are wild-caught so you should plan on using a quarantine tank for a few weeks for monitoring before introducing them into your main tank.
This Hatchetfish will accept all sorts of tropical fish food, including flakes, frozen and freeze-dried foods and definitely live foods