Eques Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) – Group of 5 Fish


The Eques or Diptail Pencilfish is a widely distributed loosely schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins. With their distinctive ‘head up’ posture (which helps them remain invisible to predators in the wild) and peaceful demeanor they have been a popular fish in the freshwater hobby for decades. Typically found in warm, extremely shallow waters alongside other tetra species, they prefer soft, acidic water conditions but are adaptable in the aquarium. Best kept in groups of 5 or more, 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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Eques Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) – Group of 5 Fish

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco Basin
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator. Will readily accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size:  1.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 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

Additional information


5 pack, 10 pack