Beckford’s Pencilfish – Group of 5 Fish

$14.99

The Beckford’s or Golden Pencilfish is a colorful, peaceful schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon basin and which is also bred on a large scale for the aquarium hobby. One of the hardiest pencilfish, they are well-suited for a peaceful community aquarium and are popular with aquascapers and planted tank hobbyists due to their color and interesting behavior. With their small adult size, they also make a great fish for nano aquariums as well. In the aquarium, they are relatively easy to care for, but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.

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Description

Beckford’s Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi) – Group of 5 Fish

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator. Will readily accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size:  1.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 6 Gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, an excellent community fish. May be intimidated by larger tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm