Nannostomus trifasciatus

18. January 2011

Sometimes the enormous number of new and attractive importations makes us forget that some of the alltime-evergreens also are real beauties. One of the most beautiful among those is the Threestripe pencilfish, Nannostomus trifasciatus. The species has a very wide distribution (Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, and Peru) and a large number of local varieties with different coloration does exist. It is not unlikely that at least some of them one day will be described as full species. The photographed animals we have in stock currently originate from Brazil and have been exported via Manaus.

For our customers: the fish have code 272304 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Nannostomus: from ancient Greek, means “with a tiny mouth”. trifasciatus: Latin, means “with three stripes”.

Common name: Threestripe pencilfish

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 2-3