Golden Pencil Fish
Nannostomus beckfordi common name golden pencil fish.
They grow up to 30-40mm fully grown. They are best kept in water parameters of PH range of 5.0-8.0 and temperatures of 21-27 Celsius /70-81 Fahrenheit.
The pencil fish are peaceful and due to there small size will not compete well with large or aggressive fish.
They are best kept in groups as they can be shy on there own. They are a lovely fish to have in a community tank.
The males are usually a lot brighter in colour then the females.
They have a diet of flake, small pellets, or mini granular foods. And they enjoy a treat of freeze dried, frozen, or live foods.
Pencil fish are tiny little fish they only require small size foods.
A colour enhancing food is good to feed the pencil fish to keep there colours bright. And treats of frozen and live foods is also good for them.
We recommend to fed them once a day at the most.
Some foods good for pencil fish are