Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi)

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Golden Pencilfish

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Golden Pencilfish

Nannostomus beckfordi

76 Litres (20 US G.)

6-7 cm (2.4-2.8")




6.0 - 8.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-8 years



Additional names

Golden Pencilfish

Additional scientific names

Nannostomus anomalus, Nannostomus aripiragensis, Nannostomus aripirangensis, Nannostomus beckfordi surinami, Nannostomus simplex

Sexing[edit | edit source]

The males are longer than females and the males have more red in their fins. The female has a golden stripe along their flanks.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A very peaceful fish that should not be kept with boisterous or predatory fish. Keep with equally peaceful similar sized South American fish such as Corydoras and Neon Tetras.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This Pencilfish accepts most foods which should be small for this fish's equally small mouth. Small pellet foods should be accepted along with daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day. This fish will not compete for food so feed in a community tank carefully.

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