Beckford’s pencilfish (Latin – Nannostomus beckfordi, in English it’s golden pencilfish) is a very small an peaceful tank fish. The article has information on how to keep, feed the fish and what are the best Beckford’s pencilfish tank mates.
Killifish is not very popular in aquarium husbandry and it is seldom sold in pet shops, though this is the brightest tank fish and a very fascinating one.
But it’s not only the rich coloring that makes this fish so attractive. It has rather unusual spawning habit, due to which the fish is called an annotinous one.
The fish hatches, reproduces and dies in a period of about a year. In the wild the fish dwells in ephemeral waters, which dry up for a period that lasts about six months.
Flame tetra (Hyphessobrycon flammeus also known as the red tetra or Rio tetra) is a bright colored aquarium fish of Characidae family. In pet shops the fish species quite often have pale coloring due to the high level of stress they are exposed to there.
However, when you bring them home and create favorable conditions, their coloring becomes bright again.