What fish looks like a pencil?

What fish looks like a pencil?

Pencilfish General Description The name Pencilfish is given to all of the species of freshwater fish belonging to the Nannostomus genus within the Lebiasinidae family. These fish are named for their slender, pencil-like shape and they generally grow no more than 2 inches long.

Is pencil fish aggressive?

Beckford’s pencilfish are extremely aggressive feeders, and if you have shy fish in the tank, they may not get their share when the Beckford’s are in town. It’s always wise to vary the diet of your fish regardless of whether or not you want to breed them.

Where do pencil fish come from?


Synonyms Nannostomus marginatus picturatus
Distribution Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.
Sexual Dimorphism Mature females fuller bodied. Males in breeding condition will be more brightly coloured. In the majority of geographical variants, the males possess thickened rays on the anal fin.

Do pencil fish eat algae?

If kept in a thickly planted single-species aquarium with the above water parameters, most species will spawn, eggs will not be eaten, and the fry will be found among the floating plants. They are also avid biofilm grazers and, for most of the species, algae are under-reported staples of their diet.

Will pencil fish eat shrimp?

As for compatability, your penciles and shrimp will be fine.

Will angelfish eat Pencilfish?

Pencilfish (Nannostomus sp.) Perfect for those bored with tetras and looking for something a bit more original! Many aquarium fish are sold as juveniles and baby pencilfish will definitely still be small enough to get eaten by adult angelfish.

Do snails help clean fish tanks?

Snails can play an important part in maintaining freshwater aquariums as long as you choose the right type. Most snails are scavengers that dine on algae, dead plant material, dead fish and other detritus, which makes them an excellent option to help you keep your tank clean.

Can black tetras live with angelfish?

Many tetra species make a good match for angelfish, but the problem is that some of the more obvious choices, like the neon tetra, fit just a little too easily into the angels’ mouths. (Angelfish with black skirt tetras, pencilfish (discussed below), Mikrogeophagus dwarf cichlids (discussed below) and more.)

Are angelfish top dwellers?

Angelfish are top water dwellers that spend most of their cruising near the surface. Ideally, you should get tank mates that occupy lower levels of the aquarium. That will keep them from competing for space and coming into conflict with your angelfish.

What fish will clean my pond?

Fish that clean ponds by eating algae and other debris include the common pleco, the mosquitofish, the Siamese algae eater and the grass carp. Be careful with carp, koi and other bottom feeders. While they eat algae, they can also make your pond look dirty.

How big does a hockeystick pencilfish get?

Sympatric species included Dicrossus gladicauda, Hemigrammus bleheri, Hyphessobrycon stictus, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Copella meinkeni, and Apistogramma uapesi, while in slightly deeper water Mesonauta insignis and Biotodoma wavrini were observed. Base dimensions of at least 60 ∗ 30 cm or equivalent are required.

Where does the hockeystick pencilfish live in Peru?

Described from the Peruvian Amazon above Tabatinga, the latter being located in the Três Fronteiras region of Amazonas state, northwestern Brazil, where the borders of Brazil, Peru, and Colombia meet.

What kind of fish is a brown pencilfish?

In memory of late expert fish-breeder Alan P. Vaissiere who assisted extensively with this section. This species has been referred to the genera Poecilobrycon and Nannobrycon in the past and in the aquarium hobby is also known as ‘rocket’, ‘brown’, ‘brown-tailed’, ‘diptail’, or ‘tubemouth’ pencilfish.

How big does a hockeystick tetra fish get?

Thayeria boehlkei is known in the aquarium trade variously as hockeystick tetra, penguin tetra, penguin fish or blackline penguinfish, after the black markings on its body. It grows to about 3 inches (7.6 cm), and hails from the Amazon and Araguaia river basins of South America.

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