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Old 10-04-2017, 12:56 AM   #1
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Can you help me identify this fish? I two of them today for my 20 gallon tank. Care recommendations or anything I should know about them? They seem to be doing well! They are swimming by the filter and donít seem to be interacting with others or the plants/ environment.
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Looks like a type of pencil fish..
Nannostomus beckfordi would be my guess.
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Siamese algae eater they call them flying fox. That's y it's by ur filter. Pretty sure that's what it is.
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Siamese algae eater they call them flying fox. That's y it's by ur filter. Pretty sure that's what it is.


Thank you so much! They are very slow swimmers and my glofish (danios) are starting fin nipping them... what should I do? They have always been kind of aggressive.
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Any fish bigger then them will eat them. If u got another tank or maybe even a fish bowl (with some kinda lid) put them little guys in there. Or get a divider or make 1 yourself. Look up DIY dividers. There's lots of ideas there. U probably got something around the house to use. Just make sure what ever u use the water can flow through to be able to cycle. Them little guys get bigger. Not sure on size though. Dividers r an easy fix.
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I concur with the Pencilfish identification (in this case, N. unifasciatus). Click image for larger version

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I concur with the Pencilfish identification (in this case, N. unifasciatus). Attachment 304198 I would either return them or remove (sell, give away, trade) the danios. Pencilfish do well with abundant plants and should be housed with other Nannostomus and smaller tetras.


Thank you! I am now sure that itís a Golden Pencilfish. Iím concerned about their diet. They are not eating the flakes.
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Flying Fox's eat Green algae. algae wafers, algae based flakes, whiter worms. Oh yeah, they can get up to 6" and it there's more than 1 of them in a tank, they can get territorial.
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