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Red Pencilfish Beckfordi

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Red Pencilfish Beckfordi

Red Pencilfish Beckfordi are small, peaceful, and beautiful fish suitable for community fish aquariums and nano tanks. They have light blue tips on their fins and a broad dark stripe along the body with a red line above it. In good conditions, Beckfordi's red stripe intensifies and stands out on its body.   

Care Guide for Red Pencilfish

Pencilfish Beckfordi, Nannostomus beckfordi, is found in Northern South America, in the central Amazon region, the Rio Negro, and Guyana. It belongs to the Chracoids family. It is a peaceful and social fish and should be kept in groups. 

Max Size:   2.5 inches
Water:   75 - 82 F; pH 6.0 - 7.5
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Middle, Top
Temperament:   Peaceful and Social

This small fish is perfect for community fish aquariums housing other peaceful fish. Because of its small size, it is also great for nano tanks. Penilfish beckfordi is not a demanding fish and will do well in most aquariums with stable water conditions. The fish usually swims at the top or middle of the aquarium and will appreciate aquarium plants and decorations. It is not a finicky eater and will accept commercially available fish foods, including flakes and small-size pellets such as Xtreme Nano Pellets (0.5 mm).

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