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PURPLE PENCIL FISH (Nannostomus rubrocaudatus)

PURPLE PENCIL FISH (Nannostomus rubrocaudatus)

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A vibrantly colored and sought after pencilfish from the Rio Huallaga in Peru, the Purple Pencilfish makes a spectacular addition to a planted aquarium or blackwater style aquarium. Like most pencilfish, they can be somewhat shy and will do best in small groups of 5 or more fish. Males develop the most intense purple coloration, with dominant males in the group typically being the most brightly colored.

Purple Pencilfish (Nannostomus rubrocaudatus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Huallaga near Yurimaguas
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily accept most frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 1.5 – 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards most tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm


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