Red Beckford Pencil Fish


The Golden Pencilfish is a peaceful species which should be kept in groups of 6 or more fish. The aquarium should have a dark substrate and background with plenty of plant cover, both rooted and floating. Occasionally males may bicker with one other, but no harm should ensue, particularly if there is a good network of plants for them to retreat to if necessary. Keeping more females than males also helps reduce aggression-related problems. Can be safely kept with other small fish of a similar disposition. Colours can vary, depending on the geographical location that they originated from. Acclimatisation should be carried out very carefully, and once settled into a good environment, the colours of these fish will really intensify.

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Colour Form: Red, Black
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 3.5cm
Tank Size: 38L
Temperature: 21-27c
pH: 5.0-8.0

*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.

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