Family: Lebiasinidae

Nannostomus espei

Common Name:

Barred Pencilfish.

Size: Up to 1.6 in (4.0 cm)
Habitat: South America: Guyana, in the Mazaruni River system.
Min Tank Size: 15 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.
Behavior: Peaceful schooler.
Water: Water Chemistry not overly critical, 75 -82°F (24– 28°C) pH 5.5-7.0 dH range: 4 – 10
Care: Open spaces, many plants, driftwood and with plants subduing the lighting.
Communities: Due to their shy nature and water requirements they are best in a species tank. They would be OK with other small fish that will not out compete them for food.
Suitability: Intermediate.

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