Nannostomus trifasciatus

6. May 2024

Sometimes you almost forget how incredibly beautiful traditional aquarium fish are due to the large number of interesting and colorful new imports. 

The Threestripe pencilfish, Nannostomus trifasciatus, is one of the most beautiful of them all. According to the huge distribution area of the species (Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana and Peru), there are numerous color variants that could one day turn out to be independent species. The photographed animals that we currently have in stock come from Brazil and are exported via Manaus.

For our customers: The fish have code 272305 on our stocklist. Please note that we only 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