Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi)

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Golden Pencilfish

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Golden Pencilfish

Nannostomus beckfordi

Moderate

75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
75.7 Litres (20 US G.)

2.756 in 6-7 cm (2.4-2.8")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

297.15 K
75.2 °F
534.87 °R
299.15 K
78.8 °F
538.47 °R
24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

4-8 years





Contents

Additional names

Golden Pencilfish

Additional scientific names

Nannostomus anomalus, Nannostomus aripiragensis, Nannostomus aripirangensis, Nannostomus beckfordi surinami, Nannostomus simplex


Origin

Sexing

The males are longer than females and the males have more red in their fins. The female has a golden stripe along their flanks.

Tank compatibility

A very peaceful fish that should not be kept with boisterous or predatory fish. Keep with equally peaceful similar sized South American fish such as Corydoras and Neon Tetras.

Diet

This Pencilfish accepts most foods which should be small for this fish's equally small mouth. Small pellet foods should be accepted along with daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day. This fish will not compete for food so feed in a community tank carefully.

Environment Specifics

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