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Beckford's Red Pencilfish

Original price $5.49 - Original price $49.99
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$5.49 - $49.99
Current price $5.49
Style: 1 Fish

Beckford's Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi var. Red)


A captivating variant of the Beckford's Pencilfish, the Beckford's Red Pencilfish showcases a rich, fiery red coloration that instantly stands out in any aquatic setting. Hailing from the freshwater tributaries of the Amazon Basin, this slender, elongated fish is a treat for those looking to add a splash of color to their tanks.


  • Vibrant, deep red hue
  • Long, pencil-like body structure
  • Peaceful and community-friendly
  • Distinct horizontal stripes accentuating its form

How to Keep:

For the Beckford's Red Pencilfish to truly thrive, it prefers dimly lit tanks with ample aquatic plants, replicating their natural habitat. These fish are social and prefer to be kept in schools of six or more. Floating plants can help in providing them with a sense of security. Clean water with gentle filtration and consistent water parameters are essential for their longevity.


  • Scientific Name: Nannostomus beckfordi var. Red
  • Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
  • pH Level: 5.5 - 7.5
  • TDS: 50-150 ppm
  • GH: 5-12
  • KH: 1-6
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  • Size: 4-6 cm
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Behavior: Peaceful
  • Breeding: Moderate