Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
A vibrant colored, and sought after pencilfish from the Rio Huallaga in Peru, the Purple Pencilfish makes a spectacular addition to a planted aquarium or blackwater style aquarium. Like most pencilfish, they can be somewhat shy and will do best in small groups of 5 or more fish. Males develop the most intense purple coloration, with dominant males in the group typically being the most brightly colored.
Name: Purple Pencil Fish
Science Name: Nannostomus rubrocaudatus
Max Size: 1-2″
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Temperature: 70-80F° (21-27°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 3-5 years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 10 Gallons for 1
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 12+
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