Rocket Pencilfish 骑士铅笔鱼
Rocket Pencilfish 騎士鉛筆魚
This interesting little fish is now frequently seen under the common name of Rocket Pencilfish, and sometimes Hockeystick Pencilfish.
A quiet, sedate fish well suited to a heavily-planted aquarium of gentle fishes; when housed with active fish, this species may be too frightened to eat. Floating plants will increase the fish's sense of security and also decrease the light which is very beneficial. It spends the day among plants and branches, searching for food; the mouth is forward (terminal) and always open, and designed such that the fish can easily pick up minuscule prey from plants and branches. This species swims in a head-up position, and remains in the upper half of the aquariumamong plants and branches.
Origin and Habitat:
Rio Negro, Brazilian Amazon basin; Western Columbia; Guyana.
Peaceful shoaling fish, must be kept in a group of at least six but preferably more. Males will challenge each other, but without damage. Should not be kept with lively nor aggressive fish.
Grows to 2 inches.
Accepts prepared foods from the surface that are small enough to fit the mouth.
Water parameters :
pH : 6.0 - 6.8
temperature : 23 - 28°c
騎士鉛筆魚 Nannostomus eques