- Red Beckford’s Pencilfish
Red Beckford’s Pencilfish
Nannostomus beckfordi sp.... ( Read More )
Also known as Pencilfish tetra, Golden Banded tetra, and Long-Banded tetra, a peaceful small fish where full grown adult males exhibit shades of red whereas the female is muted in comparison. This subtle yet attractive fish has the ability of changing its color, appearing different during the night compared to its coloration during the day time.
The Pencilfish prefers to be in a group of 10 in an aquarium with hiding spaces where their interactive behavior becomes most noticeable. Males can be territorial but can cause no harm to their tank mates and it's safe to keep multiple males in the same tank.
For the best color development in males we recommend selecting a premium diet that is designed to boost the fish colors naturally which can be found in our dry food section. Contact us for assistance in selecting the best food options for this species.
Note: This fish is often mistaken for Nannostomus mortenthaleri, a similar species which has different markings and appearance.
- Scientific Name:
- Nannostomus Beckfordi var. “Red"
- Maximum Size:
- 3 cm to 3.5 cm
- 21 °C to 27 °C
- pH Range:
- 5.0 to 8.0
- South America
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Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
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All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
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