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 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.
Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) is a rather popular aquarium fish kind. It got the name due to the coloring which contains all colors of rainbow in the most unusual and unexpected combinations.
Nowadays there are 72 rainbowfish kinds known. All of them inhabit in Australia and neighboring islands.
The leopard bush fish or spotted ctenopoma (Ctenopoma acutirostre) is a fish kind from Anabantidae family. Is a predator by nature and any small tank dwellers which it can swallow can become its prey.
For example, juveniles and small sized fishes, various amphibians, fish eggs, insects, shellfish, small sized crustaceans and other spineless species.