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Beckford Pencilfish Nannostomus beckfordi Feature Species Profile - The Beckford's Pencilfish originated in shallow creeks of the Amazon basin and is a good choice for a community tank. It is also know as the Golden Pencilfish. It has a dark horizontal band through the mid-line from its head to its tail, similar to a pencil lead contained in old-fashioned wood pencils. Unlike most characins, the Beckford?s Pencilfish lacks an adipose fin (the very small fin just in front of the beginning of the tail fin).... more

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