Golden Beckfords Pencilfish

Live FishSKU: GP322

    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Price:
Sale price£3.50

Description

Golden Beckford's Pencilfish

The Beckford's Pencilfish originated in shallow creeks of the Amazon basin and is a good choice for a community tank. It is also known as the Golden Pencilfish. The Golden Pencilfish is a very bright and vibrant little fish that will really brighten up a planted freshwater tank. Having a good few plants and hiding places and keeping them in groups is recommended as they can become skittish.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.


Features

Approx. size: 2-3cm
Maximum size: 6cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 6-10+

If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.

Water conditions
pH: 4.0–7.0
Hardness: 18–90 ppm
Temperature: 24–28 °C


Ease of Care

Easy. No special treatment needed, they are rather hardy fish so good for beginners.

Diet
Mainly flake but can have small live or frozen foods like Artemia.

Compatibility

Community tank with similarly sized tank mates. Suitable tank mates include other small peaceful Amazon species such as cardinals and neon tetras. Exotic plecos, though larger, are also suitable tank mates. Discus are also possible tank mates as well. To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.

Breeding/ Sex

Difficult in a home aquarium - blackwater conditions are ideal. Egg layers - parents will often eat their eggs, so segregate in the event. Females are larger and broader than the males. The males also have white tips on their pectoral fins and more pronounced red color on the anal fin and the base of the tail.

Lifespan

They can live up to 5 years in perfect conditions.

Placing your Order

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  • Please note we are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes: AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE. Please contact us if unsure about delivery. See Shipping Information tab for full terms.

    In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

    Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

    All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

     SERVICE  SPEND  COST
     Packet/Courier items    
     Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
     Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
     Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
     Parcelforce 24 (1 day) *  £50 and up FREE
         
     Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

     Pallets Standard (3-5 days)

     - FREE

     Pallets Express (1-2 days)

     - £39.99

     

    *EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
     Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

     Zone 1 (7-10 days)

     - £79.99
     Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
     Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
    Pond Plants (direct from grower)
    All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

     

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