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.