Size: 3 to 4 cm

Base dimensions of at least 90 ∗ 30 cm or equivalent are necessary if you wish to keep a mixed-sex group since males can be particularly aggressive towards one another  (see ‘Behaviour and Compatibility’).

Should ideally be kept in a heavily-planted set-up, preferably with a dark substrate.

The broken lines of sight that exist in such a display allow it to display natural behaviour as well as helping to reduce skittishness and offering refuges for sub-dominant individuals.

Floating plants are a useful addition as are driftwood branches and dried leaf litter, the latter in particular driving establishment of microbe colonies as decomposition occurs.

Such microorganisms can provide a valuable secondary food source for fry, whilst the tannins and other chemicals released by the decaying leaves are also thought beneficial.

Use gentle filtration; an air-powered sponge-style unit should prove adequate in most cases.

This species requires stable water conditions and should never be added to an immature aquarium.

Temperature24 – 28 °C

pH4.0 – 7.0

Hardness18 – 90 ppm

Coral Red Pencilfish

SGD 14.00

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Size

Small

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Care Level

Medium

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

Low PH



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