Glittering Pencilfish (Nannostomus nitidus)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")
5.5 - 7.0
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- Shining Pencilfish, Glittering Pencilfish
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to sex, mature females may appear more plump.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A small peaceful shoaling fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with aggressive, predatory or long-finned fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most meaty foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food like brine shrimp.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Provide a densely planted tank with some open swimming space. This fish does not like very bright light.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful, but shy, shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This little Pencilfish is elongated with a bold black lateral line from the nose to the caudal peduncle, above this is an iridescent pale yellow band, the top and belly of this fish is olive green/grey. Fins are translucent.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )