Species - Coral Red Pencilfish - Nannostromus Mortenthaleri
Current Size – 2-3cm
Adult Length – 3cm
Temperature Range – 24 – 28 °C
pH Range – 4.0 – 7.0
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - Peaceful with other species but does not make an ideal community fish due to its small size and rather timid nature.
Ideally it should be maintained alone or at most with diminutive, non-aggressive characids and smaller callichthyid or loricariid catfishes.
It also makes an ideal dither fish for Apistogramma spp. and other dwarf cichlids since it tends to inhabit the middle-to-upper regions of the tank, and does not actively predate fry.
Though gregarious by nature it’s a shoaling rather than schooling species with territorial rival males sparring on a regular basis during daylight hours.
Feeding – In the aquarium it will accept dried foods of a suitable size but should also be offered daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as Artemia nauplii, Moina, grindal worm, etc.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juvenilles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. However if this is not possible, we will always contact you to discuss.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you. This is dependent on current stock at the time of your order.