To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Pencilfish
From: cbay at jeppesen_com (Charlie Bay)
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 07:43:39 -0700 (MST)
In-Reply-To: <199603172039.PAA13316 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Mar 17, 96 03:39:02 pm
> > I recently had an aquarium fish retailer suggest pencil fish to
> > Has anyone out there heard of this? I decided to get three of th
> > posted on my experience.
> From: krandall at world_std.com (Karen A Randall)
> I keep 3 species of Pencils in 2 tanks. They're very attractive
> little fish, but I've never seen them eat much algae.
I have a school of seven pencil fish in my 180 gallon planted
tank. They are sensitive and very docile. I know mine have
a preference for micro-pellets, and they have very small mouths.
They're great for plant tanks, moving in and out of vegetation in
the upper-half and surface; but you must have a very
What do you feed yours, Karen? I've never seen mine eat algae
cbay at jeppesen_com Fort Collins, CO USA