Brown Tail Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques)

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Remarks: Brown Tail Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) are a very peaceful tetra. They prefer to be kept in large schools, and they appreciate lots of cover in the form of long, grassy plants and floating plants. They will congregate in the roots or leaves of these plants to seek shelter, venturing out together in search of food. At night, you may witness their diurnal pattern - their horizontal stripe disappears, and is replaced by several diagonal lines along their back. This cryptic pattern is not quite fully understood, but it makes for an interesting site late at night or early in the morning. 

Pencilfish are great tankmates for breeding pairs of dwarf cichlids. Their mouths are too small to eat even the youngest cichlid fry (Nannus - small, stoma - mouth).

Scientific Name: Nannostomus eques

Common Name: Brown Tail Pencilfish

Max Size: 2.5"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, Corydoras, livebearers, rainbowfish, Loricariids

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