Common Name(s)
Brown pencilfish, Hockeystick pencilfish
Scientific Name
Nannostomus eques
Family
Lebiasinidae
Origin
Brazil, Peru, Colombia
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore, will eat dried foods but should be supplemented with live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Doesn't show any parental care.
Compatibility
With other small temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: 4.5-7.5 Temperature: 72-83 Fahrenheit
Nannostomus_eques_1.jpg

By Fajoe - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26441894

A shoaling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of its own species.

Females are less colorful and more rounder-bodied than males.