Golden Pencilfish


Golden Pencilfish are wonderful and very adaptable community aquarium fish.

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The Golden Pencilfish that you will receive are AMAZING.  Pencilfish are wonderful and very adaptable community aquarium fish.  If you are looking for something other than a Tetra check these guys out!

  • Scientific Name: Nannostomus beckfordi
  • Common Name: Golden Pencilfish, Beckford’s Pencilfish, Pencil Fish
  • Geographic Origin: South America
  • Habitat: Right at home in a heavily planted tank
  • Gender Difference: Males have a more intense red finnage
  • Breeding: Egg Scatterer
  • Temperament: Very Peaceful
  • Maximum Size: 2″
  • Temperature: 70- 81 degrees Fahrenheit
  • pH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft-Hard
  • Water Region: Middle
  • How many?: These fish prefer to live in schools. A group of 6 or more is best.
  • Diet: Omnivore – We suggest small sinking pellets such as New Life Spectrum Small Fish Formula.

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Additional information

Weight .86 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 12 in