Two species of pencilfish from Peru are very famous for their brillant red coloration: N. mortenthaleri and N. rubrocaudatus. Despite their small size – they become only 3-4 cm long – one should never underestimate their aggressivness. Especially N. mortenthaleri can become quite a problem for other small fishes in small tanks. So it is strongly recommended to keep these small fish in comparatively large tanks that allow other fish to avoid the attacks of the pencilfish. Given this one will enjoy a lot the wonderful Nannostomus.
Currently we have very nice wild collected N. rubrocaudatus in stock. The fish are about 3 cm long and full in colour.
For our customers: the fish have code 272264 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer