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Beckford’s Pencilfish

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Beckford's Pencilfish

Common & Latin Name: Beckford's Pencilfish (Nannostomus Beckfordi)

Care level: Easy
Max Size: 6.5cm
Temp: 24-26°C
PH: 6-7.5
Approximate purchase size: 3cm
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: Community

Beckford's Pencilfish are a peaceful shoaling species that should be maintained in a group of 6 or more individuals. The aquarium should be spacious and heavily planted with both floating and submerged plants. Dark substrate and background are preferred for this fish and it will really make their colours stand out. Colour can vary a lot with this species, depending on the geographical location that they originate from. Though it is a peaceful species, the males can bicker from time to time, though this rarely leads to injuries and the losing fish generally retreats into the plants. Beckfords will occupy mainly the middle and top parts of the aquarium.

Tank mates can be chosen freely as the Beckford will get along with most fish and grows to a size that makes it far less likely to be eaten by anything. Ideal tank mates can be rasboras, peaceful cichlids, angel fish and various catfish.

Food should be offered in the form of micro pellets, flakes and fresh or frozzen insect larvae such as mosquito larvae, daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp.

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