Golden Pencil Fish

The Golden Pencilfish is a peaceful species which should be kept in groups of 6 or more fish. The aquarium should have a dark substrate and background with plenty of plant cover, both rooted and floating. Occasionally males may bicker with one other, but no harm should ensue, particularly if there is a good network of plants for them to retreat to if necessary. Keeping more females than males also helps reduce aggression-related problems. Can be safely kept with other small fish of a similar disposition. Colours can vary, depending on the geographical location that they originated from. Acclimatisation should be carried out very carefully, and once settled into a good environment, the colours of these fish will really intensify.

Min Qty: 6 pcs

Purchase Size: 1-1.5 inches

SKU: FK_RRULG1954-1 Category: Scientific Name:
Synonyms Nannostomus marginatus mortenthaleri
Distribution Peru
Sexual Dimorphism In mature fish, males are often more colourful, and females fuller bodied. Male fish also display a small white marking at the anterior dorsal fin base.
Maximum Size 3.5cm (1.4″)
Temperature 25-28 deg C (77-82 deg F)
Water Parameters Soft and acidic. pH: 4.5-6.5, dH: up to 5 degrees. Peat filtration suggested.
Compatibility Softwater community
Lighting Medium

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Golden Pencil Fish”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping Cart
×

Chat on WhatsApp

× Get Free Consultation