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Golden pencilfish


Species: Nannostomus beckfordi
Common Name: Golden pencilfish
Size: Up to 2.5" (6 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Native in the rivers of Guyana south to the Amazon basin and up the Amazon River to the Negro River.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous: Will accept Flakes, Frozen and live foods. Provide a varied diet for best color.
Behavior: Peaceful schooler, Keep more than 6.
Water: 75 to 79°F (24-26°C) Soft to hard. dH range: 5.0 - 19.0, pH : 6.0 - 8.0
Care: Easy after acclimation.
Communities: Good, ideal for small community tanks.
Suitability: Good.


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