Beckfords Red Pencilfish

Beckfords Red Pencilfish

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Full sized adults, mixed males and females.

Beckfords Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi) sometimes called the Red Pencilfish, are a peaceful nano fish maxing out at just under 1½ inches. They are found in rivers throughout Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Their habitat consists of slow moving tributaries and swamps. Dense vegetation, leaf litter and driftwood are all part of their natural habitat. It is important to replicate this in the aquarium to see their natural behaviors and color. A micropredator in nature, however will accept most dried varieties of flake and small pellets. Live and frozen foods should be supplemented often. This species loves to be in large groups to make them feel more secure.  

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Carnivore

Temp: 70 - 78°

pH: 5 - 8.0

*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish will very in size and color.